Sex Robots

The Future of Desire

Authors: Lee, Jason

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  • Interdisciplinary, bringing together the sciences and the arts
  • Unpacks what the sex robot actually signifies and symbolises, reflecting more deeply on its philosophical implications
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This book reveals that the way we perceive sex robots is how we perceive ourselves, overcoming the false human/non-human binary. From Greek myths, to the film Ex Machina, to Japanese technology, non-human sexuality has been at the heart of culture. In Sex Robots, the history of this culture is explored. This text sheds new light on what the sex robot represents and signifies, examining its philosophical implications within the context of today's society. This volume will be of interest to scholars of technology, cultural studies, the social sciences and philosophy.

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Jason Lee is Professor and Head of the Leicester Media School within the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University, UK. Lee is the editor/author of 20 books with work translated into 16 languages. His books include: Pervasive Perversions (2005); Celebrity, Paedophilia, and Ideology in American Culture (2009); and Cultures of Addiction (2012).

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“This little book discusses the roots, possibilities, and implications of the desire for sex robots or sexbots. … Undoubtedly, those who are interested in knowing a few examples from Western books, television shows, and films on modern technology and its relation to human desire will find in this book a valuable resource.” (Sahayadas Fernando, Marriage, Families & Spirituality, Vol 24 (2), 2018)

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex Robots
Book Subtitle
The Future of Desire
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49322-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49322-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49321-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84132-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 65
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