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Posthumanist readings in dystopian young adult fiction : negotiating the nature/culture divide

Author: Jennifer Harrison
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2019.
Series: Children and youth in popular culture
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the deployment of posthumanist ideology in young adult dystopian fiction. It applies this theory to the presentation of social issues in select novels.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Harrison, Jennifer, 1983-
Posthumanist readings in dystopian young adult fiction.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019004924
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Harrison
ISBN: 1498573363 9781498573368
OCLC Number: 1090282586
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: young adult dystopia and the posthuman perspective --
Carrie Ryan's Forest of hands and teeth: sex, infection and hopelessness --
Lois Lowry's The giver: biotechnology, wilderness, and government --
Patrick Ness's Chaos walking trilogy: language and the non-human other --
Neal Shusterman's Unwind: posthuman recycling and the death of the hero --
Philip Reeve's Mortal engines series: posthumanism, evolution, apocalypse, and time --
Adam Rapp's Decelerate blue: solarpunk, consumerism, and the posthumanist future --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Children and youth in popular culture
Responsibility: Jennifer Harrison.

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