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dc.contributor.authorChapman, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-18T12:35:32Z
dc.date.available2023-10-18T12:35:32Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/76859
dc.description.abstractThis chapter examines representations of mental conditions in the dystopian backdrop for transhumanism in Netflix’s series Maniac. In the quest for human perfectionism, vulnerabilities are exposed and intensified by technological disruption. The transhumanist promise of human enhancement is presented in the series as hindering basic affect, self-awareness, and emotional response that in turn makes for human relational interdependence. Accordingly, it focuses on how the invulnerable transhuman figure is posed as a threat to subjectivity and autonomy. Vulnerability studies, ethics of care, neuroscientific theories on emotional sensations (interoception and exteroception awareness), and posthumanism give support to the chapter’s main thesis that this series posits characters’ fundamentally relational essence for wellbeing as based on rather different ethical grounds from those seen in the transhumanist paradigm, which is based on individualism, independence, autonomy and/or self-sufficiency via technology. For this study, theories on transhumanism, vulnerability, emotional, and ethical studies are introduced to give way to the analysis of the series. Firstly, the chapter explores Maniac’s representation of technology and mental health in a setting where characters seem to be in search of connections to move on to a discussion of the implications of relational and emotional engagement for characters’ wellbeing and autonomy.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.otherVulnerability, Film, Ontological, Passivity, Victimhooden_US
dc.titleChapter 8 Vulnerability through the Invulnerable Transhuman Lensen_US
dc.title.alternativeEthics and Disruption of Emotional Connections and Mental Affections in Maniac (2018)en_US
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/ 9781003435891- 9en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.isPartOfBooka1fbd2c1-2283-4fd8-8973-c807873871b5en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032268446en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032231426en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US
oapen.pages17en_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: project P20_00008 funded by the Consejería de Universidad, Investigación e Innovación de la Junta de Andalucía and FEDER Una manera de hacer Europa and project A-HUM-22-UGR20 funded by the Consejería de Universidad, Investigación e Innovación de la Junta de Andalucía and FEDER Una manera de hacer Europa.


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