Surrogate Humanity

Technology thus steps into what we call a surrogate relation to human spheres of life, labor, and sociality that enables the function and differential formation and consolidation of the liberal subject—a subject whose freedom is ...

Author: Neda Atanasoski

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478004455

Category: Social Science

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In Surrogate Humanity Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies serve as surrogates for human workers within a labor system entrenched in racial capitalism and patriarchy. Analyzing myriad technologies, from sex robots and military drones to sharing-economy platforms, Atanasoski and Vora show how liberal structures of antiblackness, settler colonialism, and patriarchy are fundamental to human---machine interactions, as well as the very definition of the human. While these new technologies and engineering projects promise a revolutionary new future, they replicate and reinforce racialized and gendered ideas about devalued work, exploitation, dispossession, and capitalist accumulation. Yet, even as engineers design robots to be more perfect versions of the human—more rational killers, more efficient workers, and tireless companions—the potential exists to develop alternative modes of engineering and technological development in ways that refuse the racial and colonial logics that maintain social hierarchies and inequality.
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Surrogate Humanity

In Surrogate Humanity Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies serve as surrogates for human workers within a labor system entrenched in racial capitalism and ...

Author: Neda Atanasoski

Publisher: Perverse Modernities: A Series

ISBN: 1478003863

Category: Science

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Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies serve as surrogates for human workers within a labor system that is entrenched in and reinforces racial capitalism and patriarchy.
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Full Surrogacy Now

86 Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora , “ Surrogate Humanity : Posthuman Networks and the ( Racialized ) Obsolescence of Labor , " Catalyst I : 1 , 2015 . 3. The World's ( Other ) Oldest Profession I Silvia Federici and Nicole Cox ...

Author: Sophie Lewis

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786637307

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Where pregnancy is concerned, let every pregnancy be for everyone. Let us overthrow, in short, the “family” The surrogacy industry is estimated to be worth over $1 billion a year, and many of its surrogates around the world work in terrible conditions—deception, wage-stealing and money skimming are rife; adequate medical care is horrifyingly absent; and informed consent is depressingly rare. In Full Surrogacy Now, Sophie Lewis brings a fresh and unique perspective to the topic. Often, we think of surrogacy as the problem, but, Full Surrogacy Now argues, we need more surrogacy, not less! Rather than looking at surrogacy through a legal lens, Lewis argues that the needs and protection of surrogates should be put front and center. Their relationship to the babies they gestate must be rethought, as part of a move to recognize that reproduction is productive work. Only then can we begin to break down our assumptions that children “belong” to those whose genetics they share. Taking collective responsibility for children would radically transform our notions of kinship, helping us to see that it always takes a village to make a baby.
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Technologies of Feminist Speculative Fiction

In Surrogate Humanity (2019), Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora explore “the surrogate human effect,” to refer to those racialized and gendered forms of the human that are designed and created by engineering projects with the aspiration ...

Author: Sherryl Vint

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030961923

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On Black Media Philosophy

Sylvia Wynter, “Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Free- dom: Towards the Human, after Man, ... Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora, Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (Durham, ...

Author: Armond R. Towns

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520355804

Category: Blacks in mass media

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"Armond R. Towns demonstrates that humanity in media philosophy has implicitly referred to a social Darwinian understanding of the human as a Western, white, male, and capitalist figure. Building on concepts from Black studies and cultural studies, Towns develops an insightful critique of this dominant conception of the human in media philosophy and introduces a foundation for Black media philosophy"--
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Biopolitical Futures in Twenty First Century Speculative Fiction

VoraandAtanasoski, Surrogate Humanity, loc. 2599. They argue that“Our usage of the concept of the surrogate throughout this book foregrounds the longer history of human surrogates in post-Enlightenment modernity, including the body of ...

Author: Sherryl Vint

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108983310

Category: Literary Criticism

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Drawing on a rich array of twenty-first-century speculative fiction, this book demonstrates how the commodification of life through biotechnology has far-reaching implications for how we think of personhood, agency, and value. Sherryl Vint argues that neoliberalism is reinventing life under biocapital. She offers new biopolitical figurations that can help theoretically grasp and politically respond to a distinctive twenty-first-century biopolitics. This book theorizes how biotechnology intervenes in the very processes of biological function, reshaping life itself to serve economic ends. Linking fictional texts with material examples, Biopolitical Futures in Twenty-First-Century Speculative Fiction shows how these practices are linked to new modes of exploitative economic relations that cannot be redressed by human rights. It concludes with a posthumanist reframing of the value of life that grounds itself elsewhere than in capitalist logics, a vision that, in a Covid age, might become fundamental to a new politics of ecological relations.
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Sex Dolls at Sea

Eric Martone ( Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing , 2011 ) , 1-32 , 2 . 56. Madame B. , La Femme endormie . 57. Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora , Surrogate Humanity : Race , Robots , and the Politics of Technological ...

Author: Bo Ruberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262369565

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Investigating and reimagining the origin story of the sex doll through the tale of the sailor’s dames de voyage. The sex doll and its high-tech counterpart the sex robot have gone mainstream, as both the object of consumer desire and the subject of academic study. But sex dolls, and sexual technology in general, are nothing new. Sex dolls have been around for centuries. In Sex Dolls at Sea, Bo Ruberg explores the origin story of the sex doll, investigating its cultural implications and considering who has been marginalized and who has been privileged in the narrative. Ruberg examines the generally accepted story that the first sex dolls were dames de voyage, rudimentary figures made of cloth and leather scraps by European sailors on long, lonely ocean voyages in centuries past. In search of supporting evidence for the lonesome sailor sex doll theory, Ruberg uncovers the real history of the sex doll. The earliest commercial sex dolls were not the dames de voyage but the femmes en caoutchouc: “women” made of inflatable vulcanized rubber, beginning in the late nineteenth century. Interrogating the sailor sex doll origin story, Ruberg finds beneath the surface a web of issues relating to gender, sexuality, race, and colonialism. What has been lost in the history of the sex doll and other sex tech, Ruberg tells us, are the stories of the sex workers, women, queer people, and people of color whose lives have been bound up with these technologies.
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Animals and Society RLE Social Theory

The Humanity of Animal Rights Keith Tester ... societies practise a vast amount of highly sophisticated consubstantiality with meat-eating and vivisectional science, which is predicated on the use of animals as surrogate humans.

Author: Keith Tester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317652564

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Animals and Society uses a variety of historical sources and a coherent social theory to tell the story of the invention of animal rights. It moves from incidents like the medieval execution of pigs to a discussion of the politics and strategies of modern rights organisations. The book also presents radical interpretations of nineteenth-century animal welfare laws, and the accounts of the Noble Savage. The insights generated by social science are always at the core of the discussion and the author daws on the work of Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias, Claude Levi-Strauss and Mary Douglas. This wide-ranging and accessible book provides a fascinating account of the relations between humans and animals. It raises far-reaching questions about the philosophy, history and politics of animal rights.
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Unsettled Borders

The relationship between humans and the control over nature goes back to the book of Genesis in the bible. 26 la paperson, Third University, 6. ... 38 Atanasoski and Vora, Surrogate Humanity. 39 Haraway, Staying with the Trouble.

Author: Felicity Amaya Schaeffer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478022565

Category: Social Science

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In Unsettled Borders Felicity Amaya Schaeffer examines the ongoing settler colonial war over the US-Mexico border from the perspective of Apache, Tohono O’odham, and Maya who fight to protect their sacred land. Schaeffer traces the scientific and technological development of militarized border surveillance across time and space from Spanish colonial lookout points in Arizona and Mexico to the Indian wars, when the US cavalry hired Native scouts to track Apache fleeing into Mexico, to the occupation of the Tohono O’odham reservation and the recent launch of robotic bee swarms. Labeled “Optics Valley,” Arizona builds on a global history of violent dispossession and containment of Native peoples and migrants by branding itself as a profitable hub for surveillance. Schaeffer reverses the logic of borders by turning to Indigenous sacredsciences: ancestral land-based practices that are critical to reversing the ecological and social violence of surveillance, extraction, and occupation.
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