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Sex Robots

The Future of Desire

Palgrave Macmillan

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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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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-v
  2. Robotic Evolution

    • Jason Lee
    Pages 1-17
  3. Robot Culture

    • Jason Lee
    Pages 19-31
  4. Further Science Fictions

    • Jason Lee
    Pages 33-46
  5. Science Fact & Conclusion

    • Jason Lee
    Pages 47-62
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 63-65

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • sex robots
  • media and communication
  • sexbots
  • media
  • new technologies
  • philosophical paradoxes
  • cultural studies
  • social sciences
  • philosophy
  • history of science
  • technology
  • feminism
  • perception
  • sociology
  • psychology
  • history of robots
  • sexual behaviour

Reviews

“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)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leicester Media School, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

    Jason Lee

About the author

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).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-49322-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)