Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-7

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-9

I am deeply appreciative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for research support (Digital Inflections) that was vital to the completion of this manuscript. My appointment as a Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture...

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1. Body Drift

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pp. 1-27

Though it was anticipated that the speed and intensity of technological change would effectively marginalize concern with the body, highlighting the digital rather than the corporeal, subordinating human flesh to data flesh, quite the opposite has occurred. Images...

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2. Contingencies: Nietzsche in Drag in the Theater of Judith Butler

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pp. 29-62

Resisting the most powerful political currents of the times, breaking decisively with the regulatory regime of normativity, speaking eloquently, passionately, historically about another ethics, another body, another space, Butler injects into contemporary...

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3. Complexities: The Posthuman Subject of Katherine Hayles

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pp. 63-99

With the writings of Katherine Hayles, complexity theory is transformed from its origins in the scientific epistēmē, becoming the basis of a worldview that not only grounds the study of electronic textuality in a “new materialism” but also transforms the concept...

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4. Hybridities: Donna Haraway and Bodies of Paradox

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pp. 101-136

There is a painting by the Canadian artist Alex Colville that powerfully captures, although in reverse image, the theoretical imagination of Donna Haraway. Titled Horse and Train, the painting registers an approaching collision of two radically dissimilar forces—the...

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Epilogue: Bodies and Power

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pp. 137-144

The writings of Butler, Hayles, and Haraway are at the epicenter of contemporary political debate. Not only have they explored in theoretical detail the framework of contemporary subjectivity, whether cast in the language of gender, computation, or genomic...

Notes

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pp. 145-149

Index

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pp. 151-164

Other Works in the Series, About the Author

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pp. 165-167