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    Title: Posthuman fluidity in Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix
    Other Titles: 布魯斯.史特林《分裂場域》中的後人類流動性
    Authors: 陳怡婷;Chen, Yi-ting
    Contributors: 淡江大學英文學系碩士班
    蔡振興;Tsai, Chen-hsing
    Keywords: 後人類流動性;招致;流變;根莖思想;危機;posthuman fluidity;interpellation;becoming;rhizome;the risk
    Date: 2007
    Issue Date: 2010-01-10 23:17:57 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: 本論文旨在探討史特林(Bruce Sterling)《分裂場域》(Schismatrix)中的後人類流動性。除了突顯後人類流動性的意義與呈現後人類如何在科技社會中找到另類生存方式外,本論文亦結合奧圖塞(Louis Althusser)的主體「招致」(interpellation)和德勒茲(Gilles Deleuze)所提出的「根莖思想」(rhizome)與「流變」(becoming),用來說明本文主角林茲(Abelard Lindsay)如何走向一種新的未來想像。
    The purpose of this thesis is three-fold: (1) it traces the route of “posthuman fluidity”; (2) it examines the problematic of posthuman conditions; (3) it touches on various visions the posthuman, such as the Mechanists and the Shapers, may experience in Schismatrix. Surveying the route of “posthuman fluidity” drives home the idea that things are not so much solid as fluid. In order to explain posthuman fluidity, the influence of technologies on the surroundings and human beings will be discussed in Chapter One. I point out two unique posthuman conditions in chapter one: “worldness” and “denatured bodies.” The former refers to the characteristics of “microworlds” in Schismatrix, whereas the latter revolves around body-remodeling or body-rebuilding with the help of technologies.
    Chapter Two focuses on Lindsay’s interplanetary journeys. I discuss posthuman fluidity in terms of the protagonist’s moving. Moreover, in order to capture the ever-changing relation between humans and their surroundings, I also deal with the problem of crises in Schismatrix in Chapter Three. For Sterling, future imagination is available for those with hopes and is opened to all kinds of possibilities.
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