Mads Rosendahl Thomsen*, Jacob Wamberg

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This article provides an overview of various positions in the heterogenous theoretical field termed “posthumanism.” Posthumanism may be understood as both an umbrella category for post-anthropocentric movements in general, from New Materialism to Anthropocene theories, and as a more specialized field that focuses on the prospects of deliberate technological modifications of the human body, often termed “the posthuman.” In the latter, body-centered and cyborgian approach, posthumanism supplements the typical Anthropocene focus on technology’s involuntary destructive effects on the planet’s environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of the Anthropocene : Humans between Heritage and Future
EditorsNathanaël Wallenhorst, Christoph Wulf
Number of pages5
Place of publicationCham
Publication dateAug 2023
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-25909-8, 978-3-031-25912-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-25910-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023


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