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Disability and the PosthumanBodies, Technology and Cultural Futures$
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Stuart Murray

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789621648

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789621648.001.0001

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Introduction: Disabling the Human

Introduction: Disabling the Human

(p.9) Introduction: Disabling the Human
Disability and the Posthuman

Stuart Murray

Liverpool University Press

Introduces the central features of the book: a concentration of critical disability studies and posthuman theory; questions of embodiment and technology; the focus on twenty- and twenty-first- century literatures and twenty-first-century film. The introduction also outlines the contents of the chapters and has a particular focus on the writings of L. Frank Baum, especially The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Keywords:   Critical Disability Studies, Posthumanism, Embodiment, Contemporary Literature and Film

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