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標題:Technology, the Environment and Biopolitics in Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis
學年103
學期1
出版(發表)日期2014/12/01
作品名稱Technology, the Environment and Biopolitics in Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai
單位英文學系暨研究所
出版者华中师范大学
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Foreign Literature Studies=外國文學研究 36(6), pp.18-30
摘要For critic Roger Luckhurst, African-American writer Octavia Bulter's trilogy of Xenogenesis (Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago) is about "the horror of miscegenation." In Dawn, an African woman named Lilith Iyapo is awoken to the task of converting other humans to trade with the Oankali in this post-apocalyptic otherworld. In Adulthood Rites, the protagonist Akin is a genetically engineered offspring of five parents (two humans, two Oankali, and one Ooloi); and in Imago, Jodahs is an Ooloi who controls the evolution of racial science. Through the destablization of binary thinking between the human and the alien, Butler's Xenogenesis has demonstrated a Harawayan cyborg writing about the importance of hybridized identities that renders survival possible. In this essay, I argue against a moral reading of the technological advances as adumbrated in the trilogy. For my part, the trilogy aims at moving beyond Michel Foucault's technology of the self and Giorgio Agamben's biopolitics in the hope that the ethico-political dilemma can be resolved.
關鍵字Octavia Butler; Xenogenesis; ethical choice; biopolitics
語言中文簡體
ISSN1003-7519
期刊性質國外
收錄於A&HCI;
產學合作
通訊作者Robin Chen-hsing Tsai
審稿制度
國別中國
公開徵稿Y
出版型式,紙本
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