Visions of Trans- and Posthuman Transcendence: Explicating the Various Aspects of Posthumanism, Transhumanism, and Post-Anthropocene in the 21st Century Science Fiction Literature by (Dr. Indrajit Patra)


“About The Book (किताब के बारे में): The book intends to provide us diverse perspectives on a critical apparatus that has garnered much attention in recent years. Of the thirteen chapters in this investigation of posthumanism and transhumanism, first two take on theoretical and cultural studies approaches, most of which are included in the first section. The remaining chapters are driven by literary or textual analysis, pairing a variety of theoretical lenses with posthumanist concerns. The author, through the present work, endeavors to make a valuable contribution to the field, primarily through its interdisciplinary appeal. The introductory essays succinctly provide the discursive threads that underlie this collection, contextualizing our present moment with the development of new technologies that have fundamentally changed our relationship with technology, with each other, and with the planet. Then, defining posthumanism primarily as a school of thought that rejects elements of liberal-humanist philosophy, the author identifies critical moves common to posthumanists, such as challenging anthropocentrism and human exceptionalism and interrogating the nature/culture binary. Along the way, the present work attempts to introduce major players in posthumanist scholarship who will be cited regularly in the collection’s essays, including N. Katherine Hayles, Rosi Braidotti, Sherryl Vint, Stefan Herbrechter, and Donna Haraway. The framing of the introduction suggests that criticizing transhumanist discourse from a posthumanist perspective is a central project of the book. The author also seeks to advance an account of posthumanism in the introduction, which links posthumanism with the anti-humanism of poststructuralist thought, as this justifies the inclusion of various ideas focusing more heavily on anti-humanism than on posthumanism or transhumanism proper.
The Chapters in the book have been peer-reviewed and approved at the following places:
The Smithson, 6 Briset Street London EC1M 5NR,
TQ Construction Academy, Lower Hockenden Farm, Hockenden Lane, Swanley, Kent
72-82 Rosebery Avenue · Clerkenwell · London EC1R 4RW.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Booksclinic Publishing (21 October 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9789355356543
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 years and up
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India
  • Generic Name ‏ : ‎ Book

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“Indrajit Patra completed his M.A. in 2011 from Burdwan University and Ph.D. in 2019 from NIT, Durgapur, West Bengal, India. He has published over 90 research articles in various national and international, peer-reviewed, referred journals of which 54 are presently indexed in major databases such as Scopus and Web of Science. His primary areas of interest are posthumanism, transhumanism, virtual reality, current advancements in science and technology their impacts on life and society, the relationship between religion and science, psychoanalysis, and epic poetry.

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