Postcolonialism and Science Fiction

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byJessica Langer

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Using close readings and thematic studies of contemporary science fiction and postcolonial theory, ranging from discussions of Japanese and Canadian science fiction to a deconstruction of race and (post)colonialism in World of Warcraft, This book is the first comprehensive study of the complex and developing relationship between the two areas.

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Using close readings and thematic studies of contemporary science fiction and postcolonial theory, ranging from discussions of Japanese and Canadian science fiction to a deconstruction of race and (post)colonialism in World of Warcraft, This book is the first comprehensive study of the complex and developing relationship between the tw...

JESSICA LANGER received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2009. She has published widely on postcolonial theory and practice and science fiction literature, film, video games and other media; her work ranges across a variety of geographical contexts including Canada, Japan and India. She currently lives and works in...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230321445

ISBN - 13:9780230321441

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Elephant-Shaped Holes
A Question of History: Geographical/Historical Context
Diaspora and Locality
Race, Culture, Identity and Alien/Nation
Hybridity, Nativism and Transgression
Indigenous knowledge and Western science
Conclusion: Filling Holes, Breaking Boundaries
Bibliography
Index