"Cyborgs in Latin America is a stunning book. Through J. Andrew Brown's engaging approach to film and narrative, the reader will discover the nuanced and complex relationships that stem from technology and metastasize into politics, media, economy, and gender in contemporary Latin America. Brown's profoundly researched text explores previously uncharted cartographies of hybrid identity and subjectivity in the region. Cyborgs in Latin America is a key contribution to Posthuman, Latin American, and Cultural Studies. Perhaps it can best be described in its own language: You hold a book, a prosthesis, an iron lung, and a much needed breath of fresh air." - Mike Wilson, Author of El pugil and Zombie, and Assistant Professor, Facultad de Letras, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile "Brown's book examines the cultural manifestations of the impact of technology in Latin America, primarily in the twentieth, and now twenty-first centuries. This book is, to my knowledge, the most thorough, best organized, and by far the most insightful theorization of a specifically Latin American posthumanism. Because the book compares and contrasts North American, European, and Latin American theories and texts - everything from Blade Runner and The Matrix to McOndo and Borges 2.0 - it has a universal appeal in a field that expands daily as technological interventions become more and more common, touching everything from computers to genetic modifications of foods and people. Brown's study will be a primary source in tomorrow's literary, cultural, and scientific investigations. Brown's work will be of use to everyone from specialists to students." - Jerry Hoeg, Professor of Spanish, Pennsylvania State University
Über den Autor
J. Andrew Brown is Associate Professor of Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.