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dc.contributor.authorPage, Joanna
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2019-11-09 03:00:31
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T09:37:08Z
dc.identifier1006089
dc.identifierOCN: 1198988923
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24044
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34100
dc.description.abstractIt has become something of a critical commonplace to claim that science fiction does not actually exist in Argentina. This book puts that claim to rest by identifying and analyzing a rich body of work that fits squarely in the genre. Joanna Page explores a range of texts stretching from 1875 to the present day and across a variety of media-literature, cinema, theatre, and comics-and studies the particular inflection many common discourses of science fiction (e.g., abuse of technology by authoritarian regimes, apocalyptic visions of environmental catastrophe) receive in the Argentine context. A central aim is to historicize these texts, showing how they register and rework the contexts of their production, particularly the hallmarks of modernity as a social and cultural force in Argentina. Another aim, held in tension with the first, is to respond to an important critique of historicism that unfolds in these texts. They frequently unpick the chronology of modernity, challenging the linear, universalizing models of development that underpin historicist accounts. They therefore demand a more nuanced set of readings that work to supplement, revise, and enrich the historicist perspective.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writers
dc.titleScience Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/dcbooks.13607062.0001.001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb7359529-e5f7-4510-a59f-d7dafa1d4d17
oapen.relation.isbn9780472073108;9780472053100
oapen.pages246
oapen.place.publicationAnn Arbor


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