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Sharing social context

is community with the posthuman possible?

David Meeler , Eric Hill

pp. 279-288

Extensive representations of governance in motion pictures are largely non-existent, and it is easy to see why. Even when Question Time with the prime minister is entertaining, day-to-day governance would probably make for unengaging narrative. Often, motion picture depictions of governance are descriptive snippets setting the stage for the central storyline. Filmmakers, instead, emphasize social contexts; but these are social contexts within which governance would occur. Consequently, we explore what can be gleaned from tell-tale signs of governance as depicted in posthuman motion pictures, as well as the likely government forms to accompany the social contexts envisioned.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1057/9781137430328_28

Full citation:

Meeler, D. , Hill, E. (2015)., Sharing social context: is community with the posthuman possible?, in M. Hauskeller, T. D. Philbeck & C. D. Carbonell (eds.), The Palgrave handbook of posthumanism in film and television, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 279-288.

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