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Future females, the next generation : new voices and velocities in feminist science fiction criticism

Author: Marleen S Barr
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman and Littlefield, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A multinational perspective runs through this volume, which focuses on dynamic trends in feminist science fiction. The contributions include discussions of such issues as race, gender, cyberfeminism,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marleen S Barr
ISBN: 084769125X 9780847691258 0847691268 9780847691265
OCLC Number: 934024526
Description: xi, 323 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction, "Everything's Coming Up Roses": Or, Mainstream Feminist Science Fiction, the Uncola Part 3 One: Utopia and Dystopia: A New Genre, Ecotopia, and the 1990s Chapter 4 1 Gender and Genre in the Feminist Critical Dystopias of Katharine Burdekin, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler Chapter 5 2 Revising Paradise: Judy Grahn's Ecotopia Mundane's World Chapter 6 3 The Feminist Dystopia of the 1990s: Record of Failure, Midwife of Hope Chapter 7 4 Post-Phallic Culture: Reality Now Resembles Utopian Feminist Science Fiction Part 8 Two: Alternative Cyberpunk: Marge Piercy, Jeff Noon, and Pat Cadigan Chapter 9 5 The Biopolitics of Cyberspace: Piercy Hacks Gibson Chapter 10 6 A Crossbreed Lonliness: Jeff Noon's Feminist Cyberpunk Chapter 11 7 Real Lives Complicate Matters in Schroedinger's World: Pat Cadigan's Alternative Cyberpunk Vision Part 12 Three: Sex/Gender: Eroticizing Cyborgs and Queering Science Fiction Chapter 13 8 The Erotics of the (Cy)borg: Authority and Gender in the Sociocultural Imaginary Chapter 14 9 Pin-Up and Cyborg: Exaggerated Gender and Artificial Intelligence Chapter 15 10 (Re)reading Queerly: Science Fiction, Feminism, and the Defamiliarization of Gender Part 16 Four: First Contacts: Re-Reading Jaoanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin and South Africa, and Eleanor Arnason's Other Chapter 17 11 Determinate Politics of Indeterminacy: Reading Joanna Russ's Recent Work in Light of her Early Fiction Chapter 18 12 Truth and Story: History in Ursula K. Le Guin's Short Fiction and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chapter 19 13 Incite/On Site/Insight: Implication of the Other in Eleanor Arnason's Science Fiction Part 20 Five: New Female Heroes: Mexican Women and Chicanas, the Star Trek Scientist, and Tank Girl Chapter 21 14 Mexican Women and Chicanas Enter Future Fiction Chapter 22 15 The Woman Scientist in Star Trek: Voyager Chapter 23 16 Postfeminism and the Female Action-Adventure Hero: Positioning "Tank Girl" Chapter 24 Postscript: A Real Future Female: Dreams, Truth, and Hope Chapter 25 Index Chapter 26 About the Contributors
Responsibility: edited by Marleen S. Barr.

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Future Females is THE final word on feminist science fiction and edited superbly by the premiere feminist in the field. The collection is wide-ranging and engaging, and entertains as it educates. It Read more...

 
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