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Studies in Global Science Fiction
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Arabic Science Fiction

Authors: Campbell, Ian

  • Provides a nuanced and comprehensive study of Arabic science fiction
  • Contributes to postcolonial literary studies, genre studies and Arabic literature
  • Extends research on global science fiction
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This book traces the roots of Arabic science fiction through classical and medieval Arabic literature, undertaking close readings of formative texts of Arabic science fiction via a critical framework developed from the work of Western critics of Western science fiction, Arab critics of Arabic science fiction and postcolonial theorists of literature. Ian Campbell investigates the ways in which Arabic science fiction engages with a theoretical concept he terms “double estrangement” wherein these texts provide social or political criticism through estrangement and simultaneously critique their own societies’ inability or refusal to engage in the sort of modernization that would lead the Arab world back to leadership in science and technology.


About the authors

Ian Campbell is Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Georgia State University, USA. He has published articles in major science fiction journals on Arabic science fiction and also undertakes research in postcolonial Moroccan fiction. He is the author of Labyrinths, Intellectuals and the Revolution: The Arabic-Language Moroccan Novel, 1957–72 (2013).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Campbell, Ian

  • Postcolonial Literature and Arabic SF

    Pages 17-45

    Campbell, Ian

  • Arabic SF: Definitions and Origins

    Pages 47-76

    Campbell, Ian

  • Criticism and Theory of Arabic SF

    Pages 77-117

    Campbell, Ian

  • Double Estrangement in Nihād Sharīf’s The Conqueror of Time

    Pages 119-152

    Campbell, Ian

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eBook $64.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91432-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08254-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arabic Science Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Global Science Fiction
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91433-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91433-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91432-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08254-3
Series ISSN
2569-8826
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 322
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