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作者 Robertson, Jennifer, 1953- author
書名 Robo sapiens japanicus : robots, gender, family, and the Japanese nation / Jennifer Robertson
出版項 Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 9780520283190 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520283206 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780520959064 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  TJ211.4963 .R63 2018    在架上    30520020846011
 人文社會聯圖  TJ211.4963 .R63 2018    在架上    30610020563698
說明 xv, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-251) and index
Robot visions -- Innovation as renovation -- Families of future past -- Embodiment and gender -- Robot rights vs. human rights -- Cyborg-ableism beyond the uncanny (valley) -- Robot reality check
"Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, and schools have become celebrated in the mass media and social media throughout the world. In Robo sapiens japanicus, Jennifer Robertson casts a critical eye on press releases and public relations videos that misrepresent actual robots as being as versatile and agile as their science fiction counterparts. An ethnography and sociocultural history of governmental and academic discourses of human-robot relations in Japan, this book explores how actual robots--humanoids, androids, animaloids--are "imagineered" in ways that reinforce the conventional sex/gender system and political-economic status quo. In addition, Robertson interrogates the notion of human exceptionalism as she considers whether "civil rights" should be granted to robots. Similarly, she juxtaposes how robots and robotic exoskeletons reinforce a conception of the "normal" body with a deconstruction of the much-invoked Theory of the Uncanny Valley"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Human-robot interaction -- Japan
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