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"X-men: speed mutation" is a rich and fun analysis
November 27, 2001 8:55 AM   Subscribe

"X-men: speed mutation" is a rich and fun analysis of issues of body, minority struggle, other-ness and the evolution of science fiction in the comic book and film idioms of the X-men. It may even argue that the X-men's overwhelming popularity is owed to something greater than stylized violence and skintight outfits: relevance as a cultural text.

"Immune systems are information systems. Biological space is pervaded and negotiated through exchanges of genetic data; biochemically, we are in a constant state of alienation from our "selves". ... The world of X-Men is inverted on its own processes and intertexts. Its gaze is focused on the technologies of the body and on the intersections between the body and the mind, the body and the self."
posted by scarabic (1 comment total)

 
Jesus, I'm having flashbacks of college, back when I pretended I knew what the hell Lacan and Foucalt were talking about.
posted by rks404 at 1:46 PM on November 27, 2001


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