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Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body Kim Toffoletti

Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body

Kim Toffoletti

Published August 29th 2007
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Kindle Edition
224 pages
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Bringing a lively and accessible style to a complex subject, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the idea of the ‘posthuman’ and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Toffoletti explores images of the posthuman body from goth-rocker Marilyn Mansons digitally manipulated self-portraits to the famous TDK ‘baby’ adverts, and from the work of artist Patricia Piccinini to the curiously ‘plastic’ form of the ubiquitous Barbie doll, controversially rescued here from her negative image. Drawing on the work of thinkers including Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds.