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Steaming into a Victorian future : a steampunk anthology

Author: Julie Anne Taddeo; Cynthia J Miller
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines various manifestations of steampunk in order to better understand steampunk sub-culture & its effect on popular culture & wider society. Expands & extends existing scholarship on steampunk in order to explore many previously unconsidered questions about cultural creativity, social networking, fandom, appropriation, & creation of meaning.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Anne Taddeo; Cynthia J Miller
ISBN: 9780810885868 0810885867 9780810885875 0810885875
OCLC Number: 796002501
Awards: Winner of Peter C. Rollins Book Award in Popular Culture Studies 2013
Description: vii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Some notes on the steampunk social problem novel / Catherine Siemann --
Useful troublemakers: social retrofuturism in the steampunk novels of Gail Carriger and Cherie Priest / Mike Perschon --
Corsets of steel: steampunk's reimagining of Victorian femininity / Julie Anne Taddeo --
Love and the machine: technology and human relationships in steampunk romance and erotica / Dru Pagliassotti --
"Anything is possible for a man in a top hat with a monkey with a monocle:" remixing steampunk in Professor Elemental's The indifference engine / Jamieson Ridenhour --"In sum, evil has prevailed": the moral morass of science and exploration in Jacques Tardi's The Arctic marauder / Erika Behrisch Elce --
"Fulminations and fulgurators": Jules Verne, Karel Zeman, and steampunk cinema / John C. Tibbetts --
Airships east, zeppelins west: steampunk's fantastic frontiers Cynthia J. Miller --
Enacting the never-was: upcycling the past, present, and future in steampunk / Suzanne Barber, Matt Hale --
Objectified and politicized: the dynamics of Ideology and consumerism in steampunk subculture / Diana M. Pho --
"Love the machine, hate the factory": steampunk design and the vision of a Victorian future / Sally-Anne Huxtable --
Steve Jobs versus the Victorians: steampunk, design, and the history of technology in society / Amy Sue Bix --
Remaking the world: the steampunk Inventor on page and screen / A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
Steampunk's legacy: collecting and exhibiting the future of yesterday / Jeanette Atkinson.
Responsibility: edited by Julie Anne Taddeo, Cynthia J. Miller.

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