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Der Mensch als Beute

Narrationen anthropologischer Angst im Science-Fiction-Film 

Back to issue: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 0/2009: Angst



Present-day Science-Fiction films repeatedly describe an obliteration of boundaries between human and other beings, and technical artefacts, which includes a threat to the human species. This motif relates to an anthropological fear of transformation of the human species due to advances in technology. This fear does not primarily refer to an invasion by extraterrestrial enemies, but to the anthropotechnization of man.