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Fetishizing the Fembot: Sex, Technology and the Perfect Woman

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posted on 22.05.2021, 08:40 by Emily C. Chou
This thesis examines the fembot, or female robot, as a cultural site of complex signification in Western society. As a combination of woman and machine, the fembot functions as a metaphor for male desire and fear. I will explore the fembot archetype through film and advertising, analyze the relationship between women and machines, and attempt to understand the common themes that have become tied to the fembot: sex, technology, fetishism, death, dismemberment, and comedy.

History

Language

eng

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Communication and Culture

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

Thesis

Thesis Advisor

Jennifer Burwell