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

Author: Louisa MacKay Demerjian
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louisa MacKay Demerjian
ISBN: 1443886947 9781443886949
OCLC Number: 944431864
Description: viii, 169 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Louisa MacKay Demerjian --
Dystopia and the Promethean nightmare / Riven Barton --
'The people in the chaos cannot learn' : dystopian vision in Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy / Patricia Stapleton --
Victims of global capitalism in Margaret Atwood's dystopian imaginary / Terra Walston Joseph --
Post-apocalypse, post-human : some recent dystopias / Karen F. Stein --
Dystopian drama : imagining science without limitations / Jeanne Tiehen --
Narrating trauma : the value of violence in YA dystopian fiction / Laura Poladian --
Who are you when no one's watching? : The hunger games, surveillance and the search for self / Molly Brost --
The hunger games in the arena of dystopian literacy / Nicole du Plessis --
What makes a young adult dystopian hero? / Louisa MacKay Demerjian --
'Last girl alive' : Kirsty Murray's dystopian YA novel Vulture's gate / Charlotte Beyer.
Responsibility: edited by Louisa MacKay Demerjian.

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