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The age of dystopia : one genre, our fears and our future

Louisa MacKay Demerjian (Editor)
This book examines the recent popularity of the dystopian genre in literature and film, as well as connecting contemporary manifestations of dystopia to cultural trends and the implications of technological and social changes on the individual and society as a whole. Dystopia, as a genre, reflects our greatest fears of what the future might bring, based on analysis of the present. This book connects traditional dystopian works with their contexts and compares these with contemporary versions. It centers around two main questions: Why is dystopia so popular now? And, why is dystopia so popular
Print Book, English, 2016
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2016