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Alternative worlds : blue-sky thinking since 1900

Author: Ricarda Vidal; Ingo Cornils
Publisher: Oxford : Peter Lang, [2015] ©2015
Series: Cultural history and literary imagination, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the dreams, plans and hopes as well as the nightmares and fears that are an integral part of alternative thinking in the Western hemisphere. While ideological struggles of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alternative worlds : blue-sky thinking since 1900.
Oxford : Peter Lang, [2015]
(DLC) 2014002020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ricarda Vidal; Ingo Cornils
ISBN: 9783035306736 3035306737
OCLC Number: 960201727
Notes: Electronic version available.
Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Description: 1 online resource (349 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: Contents: Ricarda Vidal: Atlantropa: One of the Missed Opportunities of the Future - Daniel Garcia-Castellanos/Ricarda Vidal: Alternative Mediterraneans Six Million Years Ago: A Model for the Future? - Philip E. Steinberg/Elizabeth A. Nyman/Mauro J. Caraccioli: Atlas Swam: Freedom, Capital and Floating Sovereignties in the Seasteading Vision - Patricia Silva McNeill: The Last `City of the Future': Brasilia and its Representation in Literature and Film - Elena Solomides: The Post-War High-Rise: Promise of an Alternative World - Christopher Daley: `The landscape is coded': Visual Culture and the Alternative Worlds of J.G. Ballard's Early Fiction - Maya Oppenheimer: Designed Surfaces and the Utopics of Rejuvenation - Boukje Cnossen: The Alternative World of Michel Houellebecq - Susanne Kord: From the American Myth to the American Dream: Alternative Worlds in Recent Hollywood Westerns - Marjolaine Ryley: Growing up in the New Age: A Journey into Wonderland? - Peter Dickens: Alternative Worlds in the Cosmos - Ingo Cornils: Between Bauhaus and Bugeleisen: The Iconic Style of Raumpatrouille (1966) - Rachel Steward: Blue Sky Thinking in a Post-Astronautic Present.
Series Title: Cultural history and literary imagination, v. 22.
Responsibility: Ricarda Vidal and Ingo Cornils (eds).

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