Palgrave handbook of critical posthumanism

Stefan Herbrechter (Editor), Ivan Callus (Editor), Manuela Rossini (Editor), Marija Grech (Editor), Megen de Bruin-Molé (Editor), Christopher John Müller (Editor)

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Major Reference Work - 60+ entries (500,000 words).

Palgrave Handbook of Critical Posthumanism is a major reference work on the paradigm emerging from the challenges to humanism, humanity, and the human posed by the erosion of the traditional demarcations between the human and nonhuman. This handbook surveys and speculates on the ways in which the posthumanist paradigm emerged, transformed, and might further develop across the humanities. With its focus on the posthuman as a figure, on posthumanism as a social discourse, and on posthumanisation as an on-going historical and ontological process, the volume highlights the relationship between the humanities and sciences. The essays engage with posthumanism in connection with subfields like the environmental humanities, health humanities, animal studies, and disability studies. The book also traces the historical representations and understanding of posthumanism across time. Additionally, the contributions address genre and forms such as autobiography, games, art, film, museums, and topics such as climate change, speciesism, anthropocentrism, and biopolitics to name a few. This handbook considers posthumanism’s impact across disciplines and areas of study.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages1300
ISBN (Electronic)9783030426811
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • posthuman
  • posthumanism
  • human-animal relations
  • Anthropocene
  • environmental humanities
  • climate change
  • biopolitics
  • transhumanism


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