Breaking the Limits - Posthumanism, Consumption, and the Future of the Human

Julkaisun otsikon käännös: Breaking the Limits - Posthumanism, Consumption, and the Future of the Human

Andrei Botez

Tutkimustuotos: Doctoral ThesisMonograph

Abstrakti

In the last couple of decades, a certain vibe made itself felt in both academic and popular circles. The fields of marketing, cultural and interpretivist consumer research (and other related ones, such as e.g. Organization Studies) are no exception. Bearing different names, that breeze quickly became a wind, today being mostly known as the Posthumanist, or the Transhumanist movement. The main aim of my PhD thesis is to introduce Christian theology as the main force that shapes and legitimizes the Poshumanist movement and to show the ways in which, in turn, this movement influences fields such as postmodern and critical marketing, cultural, and interpretive consumer research and, especially, the emerging field of Posthuman Consumer Research. Accordingly, my thesis contributes to the ongoing discussions within the field of Posthuman Consumer Research regarding the rise of the so-called ''cyborgian consumer''. By taking on the proposed approach, this research explores issues pertaining to the future of (biological and technological) identity, the commodity, markets, and consumption at large. Adding to the ongoing discussion, and despite recent research, my thesis does not approach technology and various contemporary philosophical paradigms (e.g. non-representationalism, post-structuralism, speculative realism) as the great disruptors and actors behind the inception of Poshumanism and the cyborg, but rather theology. Therefore, this research identifies and addresses an important oversight in the Posthuman Consumer Culture, i.e. the virtually complete absence of theological analyses. This creates an additional angle of research for the culturally-oriented consumer researchers interested in the subject, but not only.
Julkaisun otsikon käännösBreaking the Limits - Posthumanism, Consumption, and the Future of the Human
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
PätevyysTohtorintutkinto
Myöntävä instituutio
  • Aalto-yliopisto
Valvoja/neuvonantaja
  • Tikkanen, Henrikki, Ohjaaja
Kustantaja
Painoksen ISBN978-952-60-7337-8
Sähköinen ISBN978-952-60-7336-1
TilaJulkaistu - 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiG4 Tohtorinväitöskirja (monografia)

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