Series Editor: Cary Wolfe
Posthumanities situates itself at a crossroads: at the intersection of “the humanities” in its current academic configuration and the challenges it faces from “posthumanism” to move beyond its standard parameters and practices. Rather than simply reproducing established forms and methods of disciplinary knowledge, posthumanists confront how changes in society and culture require that scholars rethink what they do—theoretically, methodologically, and ethically. The “human” is enmeshed in the larger problem of what Jacques Derrida called “the living,” and traditional humanism is no longer adequate to understand the human’s entangled, complex relations with animals, the environment, and technology.
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Hyperobjects Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World The world as we know it has already come to an end
Humanesis Sound and Technological Posthumanism A search for acoustic resonance leads to an important new critique of posthumanist studies
Artist Animal A provocative exploration of the work of contemporary artists who engage with questions of animal life
Without Offending Humans A Critique of Animal Rights What do humans owe to animals?
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste Pondering the human condition while examining the vampire squid from hell
Body Drift Butler, Hayles, Haraway Brings three major feminist theorists into critical dialogue for the first time
HumAnimal Race, Law, Language Power and counterpower in the space of silence
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing A bold new metaphysics that explores how all things—from atoms to green chiles, cotton to computers—interact with, perceive, and experience one another
CIFERAE A Bestiary in Five Fingers A provocative investigation into animals, hands, and human identity in Western philosophy
Improper Life Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben How biopolitics can get beyond its obsession with death
Surface Encounters Thinking with Animals and Art Developing a phenomenology of the animal other through contemporary art
Against Ecological Sovereignty Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World Links the political critique of sovereign power with ecological concerns
Animal Stories Narrating across Species Lines How cross-species companionship is figured across a variety of media—and why it matters
Human Error Species-Being and Media Machines Argues that humanity can be seen as a case of mistaken identity
Junkware The essential junkiness of our culture and biology
A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans with A Theory of Meaning The influential work of speculative biology—and a key document in posthumanist studies—now available in a new, accurate English translation
Insect Media An Archaeology of Animals and Technology Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society
Cosmopolitics II A sweeping inquiry that critiques modern science’s claims of objectivity, rationality, and truth
Cosmopolitics I A sweeping critique of the role and authority of modern science in contemporary society
What Is Posthumanism? Beyond humanism and anthropocentrism
Political Affect Connecting the Social and the Somatic Encounters the visceral connection between politics and emotion
Animal Capital Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times Illuminates the profound contingency of market life on animal figures and flesh
Dorsality Thinking Back through Technology and Politics An ambitious investigation of what lurks behind our humanity and our technology
Bíos Biopolitics and Philosophy A significant political theorist advances the discussion of biopolitics
When Species Meet Whom do we touch when we touch a dog? How does this touch shape our multispecies world?
The Poetics of DNA Reveals the ideological effects of DNA metaphors and stories
The Parasite The foundational work in the area now known as posthuman thought
Pocket Review: Artist Animal by Steve Baker Apr 12, 2013 "Baker steers away from any overt ethical screeds, in the same way that he avoids Monsanto politics in the discussion of Kac’s altered rabbit, or environmental issues when talking about the works of Olly and Suzi or Sanna Kannisto, whose art is dependent on being set or performed in the animals’ natural habitats."
Publishers Weekly on Artist Animal Feb 18, 2013 Review of the new book by Steve Baker.
LA Review of Books: Colin Dickey on Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise Oct 21, 2012 On the Trail of the Elusive Vampire Squid from Hell
"It is, to say the least, an odd book." Oct 09, 2012 Blog review of Vampyroteuthis Infernalis by Vilem Flusser in John Coulthart's blog feuilleton.
UMP titles now available to media via NetGalley Jul 19, 2012 University of Minnesota Press is a subscriber to NetGalley, a new online service for the electronic delivery of galleys and press materials.