Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction

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The Posthuman Subject

Springer Palgrave Macmillan, Critical Approaches to Children's Literature, 2014, 205 Seiten, Format: 14,1x21,9x1,3 cm, Artikeltyp: Englisches Buch, ISBN-10: 1349472522, EAN: 9781349472529, Bestell-Nr: 34947252UA

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Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction is not a historical study or a survey of narrative plots, but takes a more conceptual approach that engages with the central ideas of posthumanism: the fragmented nature of posthuman identity, the concept of agency as distributed and collective and the role of embodiment in understandings of selfhood.


Introduction 1. Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction 2. Narrating Posthuman Subjectivity 3. Digital Citizenship in the Posthuman Era 4. Reworking the Female Subject: Technology and the Body in Posthuman Adolescent Fiction 5. Surveillance Societies: Privacy and Power in YA fiction 6. Subjectivity in Cyberspace: Techno-realism and the Merging of Virtual and Material Selves Conclusion Bibliography Index


"An ambitious project in the Critical Approaches to Children\'s Literature Series ... . Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction: The Posthuman Subject is a wellthought- out and excellently argued book. The author manages to present a positive image of posthumanism in YA literature as a driving force behind novel identities of the digital age and offers numerous insightful ideas that even those readers who do not normally engage with posthumanism will enjoy." (Robert Gadowski, International Research in Children\'s Literature, Vol. 9 (2), December, 2016)

"Victoria Flanagan\'s Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction offers an engaging exploration of technology in young adult ... fiction, including ideas of identity, embodiment, subjectivity and individual agency in posthuman fiction. ... She writes engagingly, offering insight and her texts connect through this common thread. ... The sum total is a convincingly written, well-argued and fascinating exploration of the use of the posthuman in YA fiction." (Katherine Ford, The British Society of Literature and Science,, January, 2016)