An Analysis of the Technoscientific Imaginary in the Remake of The Stepford Wives

Jessica Johnston, Cornelia Sears

Abstract


Each new technology and the products and practices it generates involves us in a rethinking and re-situating of our selves and our world. Technologies are narrativized, enabling us to situate and locate them within our everyday lives. This article explores the promissory and threatening aspects of the technoscientific imaginary, the proliferation of its images and reproductions as depicted in the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives. By taking seriously the transformation of women into 21st century technologically enhanced fembots, this film illuminates the wider problems of using technoscience as a solution to current political issues and strained power relationships.


Keywords


Technology; Gender; Fembot; Science Fiction; embodiment

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