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Colonialism and the emergence of science fiction

Author: John Rieder
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2008.
Series: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This is the first full-length study of emerging Anglo-American science fiction’s relation to the history, discourses, and ideologies of colonialism and imperialism. Nearly all scholars and critics of early science fiction acknowledge that colonialism is an important and relevant part of its historical context, and recent scholarship has emphasized imperialism’s impact on late Victorian Gothic and adventure fiction  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rieder
ISBN: 9780819568731 0819568732 9780819568748 0819568740
OCLC Number: 174040293
Description: xii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The colonial gaze and the frame of science fiction --
Fantasies of appropriation : lost races and discovered wealth --
Dramas of interpretation --
Artificial humans and the construction of race --
Visions of catastrophe.
Series Title: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Responsibility: John Rieder.
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Groundbreaking study of science fiction's relation to colonialism and imperialism  Read more...


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