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Living in Technical Legality

Author: Kieran Tranter

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Through detailed readings of popular science fiction, including the novels of Frank Herbert and Octavia E. Butler and television’s Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who, this is the first sustained examination of legality in science fiction. Kieran Tranter includes substantive worked examples of the law and legal concepts projected by these science fiction texts, such as Australian car culture, legal responses to cloning and the relationship between legal theory and science fiction. By examining science fiction as the culture of our total technological world, it journeys with the partially-consumed human into the belly of the machine. What it finds is unexpected. Rather than a cold uniformity of exchangeable productive units, there is warmth, diversity and ‘life’ for the nodes in the networks. Through its science fiction focus it argues that this life generates a very different law of responsibility that can guide living well in technical legality. show more

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Weight 398 g
Author

Kieran Tranter

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

1474474799

Dimensions

154 x 233 x 20

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

Notes

6 Illustrations, black and white

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