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Literature after Globalization : Textuality, Technology and the Nation-State
Paul Verhoeven's SF films are often concerned with how the future body will be reshaped as a technological device. Starship Troopers strangely departs from Verhoeven's own work, other SF film, and current directions in cultural theory by seeing the future body as one that is more organic than mechanical. Drawing upon and challenging ideas developed by Paul Virilio, this essay argues that Starship Troopers' departure from the notion of the 'post-human' mechanized body needs to be understood notdoi:10.5040/9781472543677.ch-003 fatcat:ilgbailuwzafrki6qs6hxsgfs4