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Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Sean McQueen


This book theorises shifts in and across critical approaches to capitalism, science, technology, psychoanalysis, literature, and cinema and media studies. Analysing a wide range of novels and films, the book brings renewed Marxian readings to cyberpunk texts previously theorised by Gilles Deleuze and Jean Baudrillard, and places them at the heart of the emergence of biopunk and its relation to biocapitalism by mapping their generic, technoscientific, libidinal, and economic exchanges. Biocapitalism is the frontline of capitalism today that promises to enrich and prolong our lives and threatens ... More

Keywords: novels, films, cyberpunk, biopunk, biocapitalism, literature, film studies, psychoanalysis, science, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474414371
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean McQueen, author
Monash University