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Living in Technical LegalityScience Fiction and Law as Technology$
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Kieran Tranter

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474420891

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420891.001.0001

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Introduction: Living in Technical Legality

Introduction: Living in Technical Legality

(p.1) Introduction: Living in Technical Legality
Living in Technical Legality

Kieran Tranter

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter introduces the book. It introduces the key concepts of the Frankenstein myth, law as technology and the role of science fiction as the site for the collective dream of technological culture and society in the West. This chapter also locates the book to come in the emergent field of law and humanities and the existing literature that examines law and legality of science fiction. It also introduces the concepts of the monster and the trickster.

Keywords:   Law and Technology, Science fiction, Law and Humanities, Monster, Trickster

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