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Postcolonialism and Science Fiction by Jessica Langer

postcolonialism and science fiction langer jessica

That said, this book is about an area that interests me, and she makes some interesting and useful theoretical points -- though, frankly, I wish she had gone farther in terms of talking about the role she posits but does not adequately explore for postcolonial sf in realworld processes of decolonization. Anyway, I appreciated its not exclusive but considerable emphasis on on Canadian and Japanese postcolonial sf, as it was neat to read about authors like Larissa Lai and Nalo Hopkinson whom I have read and enjoyed. Read selectively but intensively for a particular piece of school-related work. Its specific contribution to the genre is its consideration of the challenges of radical change at a transnational level, which involves confronting and dismantling the material processes, social identifications, and political ideologies that have characterized global capitalist relations of re production. It's short, only five chapters and an introduction, and in no way is it an encyclopedic study. It's short, only five chapters and an introduction, and in no way is it an encyclopedic study. It will be of interest to fans, researchers, students and anyone else interested in science fiction, postcolonial studies, or both.

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postcolonialism and science fiction langer jessica

Using close readings and thematic studies of contemporary science fiction and postcolonial theory, ranging from discussions of Japanese and Canadian science fiction to a deconstruction of race and post colonialism in World of Warcraft, This book is the first comprehensive study of the complex and developing relationship between the two areas. All said, and in spite of its snags, it's a solid academic introduction. Jae, Johnnie, Lapensee, Elizabeth, Little Badger, Darcie, and Roanhorse, Rebecca. The E-mail message field is required. Western science, presented useful yet abbreviated ideas. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction.

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Postcolonialism and Science Fiction by Jessica Langer

postcolonialism and science fiction langer jessica

The irrecoverable diminishment of the Soviet Union as a viable political alternative was yet to come, as was the establishment of neoliberalism proper. Using close readings and thematic studies of contemporary science fiction and postcolonial theory, ranging from discussions of Japanese and Canadian science fiction to a deconstruction of race and post colonialism in World of Warcraft, This book is the first comprehensive study of the complex and developing relationship between the two areas. Langer focuses on Canada and Japan, and keeps the discussion moving at a fairly brisk pace. Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction. Combined and Uneven Development: Toward a New Theory of World-Literature.

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Postcolonialism and Science Fiction by Jessica Langer

postcolonialism and science fiction langer jessica

Only two of five kept me consistently engaged. Hopkinson, Nalo, and Mehan, Uppinder Eds. Essential Reading Benjamin, Ruha 2015. Though in many contexts I don't mind writing that is about cultural artefacts I have not myself read or viewed, the ways in which that happens in book-length literary studies monographs often feels a little tedious, and this book was no exception -- that's no reflection on the author's skill, but rather a feature of the discipline. The chapters on diasporic identities and racial construction in World of Warcraft were more theoretically robust, although Langer mostly soft-pedals her conclusion to the discussion of WoW's staggering racism.

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Postcolonialism and Science Fiction by Jessica Langer

postcolonialism and science fiction langer jessica

That said, this book is about an area that interests me, and she makes some interestin Read selectively but intensively for a particular piece of school-related work. And through this, remembering and forming other ways of living together, in other possible worlds. Using close readings and thematic studies, ranging from lively discussions of Japanese and Canadian science fiction to a thorough and incisive deconstruction of race and post colonialism in the online game World of Warcraft, Postcolonialism and Science Fiction is the first comprehensive study of the complex and developing relationship between the two areas. Delany, Greg Tate, and Tricia Rose. This is probably why the chapters are somewhat uneven in terms of how in depth their respective topics are covered. So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy. .

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Decolonial Speculative Fiction and Fantasy

postcolonialism and science fiction langer jessica

Though in many contexts I don't mind writing that is about cultural artefacts I have not myself read or viewed, the ways in which that happens in book-length literary studies monographs often feels a little tedious, and this book was no exception -- that's no reflection on the author's skill, but rather a feature of the discipline. It should become a central reference in this growing field. Langer focuses on Canada and Japan, and keeps the discussion moving at a fairly brisk pace. We Who Are About To… London: Penguin. . .

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