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Exploring posthuman subjectivities: a case study of LGBTQ Asian and Pacific American identified activists

Winterson, Nicola LU (2015) SIMV21 20151
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Sociology
Abstract
This research has explored the intersection between the subject, activism, and posthuman theory, setting out to investigate whether posthuman theoretical understandings can be applied to contemporaneous subjects. Using NVivo software, a qualitative data analysis is conducted into 17 autobiographical texts taken from the anthology Restoried Selves (Kumashiro 2011). This analysis finds that these subjects do not seem to explicitly understand themselves in posthuman terms, and indeed in many cases replicate humanist understandings of the self, but that in some ways, a posthuman framing can implicitly be attributed to these subjects and their activism.
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Winterson, Nicola LU
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SIMV21 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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posthumanism, subjectivity, activism, identity
language
English
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7856533
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2015-09-22 14:38:24
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  abstract     = {This research has explored the intersection between the subject, activism, and posthuman theory, setting out to investigate whether posthuman theoretical understandings can be applied to contemporaneous subjects. Using NVivo software, a qualitative data analysis is conducted into 17 autobiographical texts taken from the anthology Restoried Selves (Kumashiro 2011). This analysis finds that these subjects do not seem to explicitly understand themselves in posthuman terms, and indeed in many cases replicate humanist understandings of the self, but that in some ways, a posthuman framing can implicitly be attributed to these subjects and their activism.},
  author       = {Winterson, Nicola},
  keyword      = {posthumanism,subjectivity,activism,identity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Exploring posthuman subjectivities: a case study of LGBTQ Asian and Pacific American identified activists},
  year         = {2015},
}