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Transhumanism and/as Whiteness

School of Computing and Communications, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 244; https://doi.org/10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03985
Published: 9 June 2017
Transhumanism is interrogated from critical race theoretical and decolonial perspectives with a view to establishing its ‘algorithmic’ relationship to historical processes of race formation (or racialization) within Euro-American historical experience. Although the Transhumanist project is overdetermined vis-à-vis its raison-d’être, it is argued that a useful way of thinking about this project is in terms of its relationship to the shifting phenomenon of ‘whiteness’. It is suggested that Transhumanism constitutes a techno-scientific response to the phenomenon of ‘White Crisis’ at least partly prompted by ‘critical’ posthumanist contestation of Eurocentrically-universal humanism.
Keywords: transhumanism; posthumanism; whiteness; ‘White Crisis’; racism; racialization; algorithmics; critical race theory; decolonial thought transhumanism; posthumanism; whiteness; ‘White Crisis’; racism; racialization; algorithmics; critical race theory; decolonial thought
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Ali, S.M. Transhumanism and/as Whiteness. Proceedings 2017, 1, 244. https://doi.org/10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03985

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