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Postcolonialism and Science Fiction

Authors: Langer, J.

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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.

About the authors

JESSICA LANGER received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2009. She has published widely on postcolonial theory and practice and science fiction literature, film, video games and other media; her work ranges across a variety of geographical contexts including Canada, Japan and India. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Reviews

'Jessica Langer's crisp study performs timely and acute analyses of issues of racial identity, problems of diaspora and locality, the clash of indigenous and Western forms of knowledge, and the play of historical continuity and discontinuity at the conjuncture of science fiction, colonialism, and postcolonial studies. It should become a central reference in this growing field.' Professor John Rieder, Department of English, UH M?noa, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Elephant-Shaped Holes

    Langer, Jessica

    Pages 1-10

  • A Question of History: Geographical/Historical Context

    Langer, Jessica

    Pages 11-55

  • Diaspora and Locality

    Langer, Jessica

    Pages 56-80

  • Race, Culture, Identity and Alien/Nation

    Langer, Jessica

    Pages 81-106

  • Hybridity, Nativism and Transgression

    Langer, Jessica

    Pages 107-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonialism and Science Fiction
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35605-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230356054
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-32144-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34045-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 188
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