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標題: 科技與人類的相互碰撞:論葛瑞格‧貝爾小說《斜線》中人類主體的可能性
The Collision between Technology and Humankind: the Possibility of Human Subjects in Greg Bear’s Slant
作者: 陳宥喬
Chen, Yu-Chiao
關鍵字: 後人類;post-human;賽伯格;主體;科技;cyborg;technology;subjects
出版社: 外國語文學系所
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This thesis aims to analyze the possibility of human subjects that appear when technology and humankind confront each other in Greg Bear’s Slant. Bear illustrates a utopian world where every livelihood relates to technology and binary codes. With the aid of technology, human beings live in a different world from the previous one. Not only the benefits but also the conflicts are caused by technology. When technology, especially the binary codes of computer, dominates the world, Bear offers a warning to human beings in the novel. Therefore, the purpose of this thesis is to find the possible reactions and attitudes toward fresh technology by analyzing the novel. Because of the different attitudes of rejection or acceptation, the human subjects are multiple. Not only the ideas of the nostalgia and the schizophrenia of postmodernism but also the concept of molecular-control of biopolitics construct these different human subjects. In addition, the body acts as the antidote to solve the problems appearing in the age of techno-human interaction. By the hybrid and plastic characteristics of the body, new and potential human subject appears, namely, the posthuman subject. This posthuman subject is more suitable to confront the perplexing world when technology and humankinds have a profound and intricate interaction.
其他識別: U0005-2503201309115300
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