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Author Page, Joanna, 1974- author.

Title Science fiction in Argentina : technologies of the text in a material multiverse / Joanna Page.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Digital culture books
Digital culture books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- Fantasy and science between intellectuals and the masses -- Mediation and materiality in graphic fiction -- Time, technics, and the transmission of culture -- Projection, prosthesis, plasticity: literature in the age of the image -- Beyond the linguistic turn: mathematics and new materialism in contemporary literature and theater -- Modernity and cinematic time in science fiction film -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Summary This book examines an unprecedented range of science fiction texts -- including literature, cinema, theater, and comics -- produced in Argentina from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. These works address themes common to the genre across the industrialized world, including techno-authoritarianism, new modes of posthuman subjectivity, and apocalyptic visions of environmental catastrophe. At the same time, Argentine science fiction is fully grounded in the social and political life of the nation. The texts discussed here explore the impact of an uneven modernization, mass migration, dictatorships, crises in national identity, the rise and fall of the Left, the question of Argentina's indigenous heritage, the impact of neoliberalism, and the most recent economic crisis of 2001. Argentine science fiction is also highly reflexive, debating within its pages the role of science fiction and fantasy in the society of its day, and the nature of the text in a world of advancing technology. This book makes important contributions to our understanding of science fiction as a genre, as well as to materialist theories of cultural texts. It will also interest students and scholars researching the culture, history, and politics of Argentina and Latin America.
Language English.
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Science fiction, Argentine -- History and criticism.
Literature and technology -- Argentina.
Fantasy fiction, Argentine -- History and criticism.
Littérature et technologie -- Argentine.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers.
Literature: history & criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Science Fiction & Fantasy.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Caribbean & Latin American.
Fantasy fiction, Argentine. (OCoLC)fst00920731
Literature and technology. (OCoLC)fst01000104
Science fiction, Argentine. (OCoLC)fst01108647
Argentina. (OCoLC)fst01205614
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Science fiction in Argentina. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016] 9780472073108 (DLC) 2015044531
ISBN 9780472121878 (e-book)
9780472900046 (electronic bk.)
0472900048 (electronic bk.)
9780472053100 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
9780472073108 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0472073109 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0472053108 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. 10.3998/dcbooks.13607062.0001.001
AU@ 000058392947
GBVCP 865794227

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