Globalization, utopia, and postcolonial science fiction : new maps of hope / Eric D. Smith Smith, Eric D

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Smith, Eric D
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Science fiction - History and criticism.; LITERARY CRITICISM - Science Fiction & Fantasy.; Developing countries - Literatures.
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"Globalization, Utopia, and Postcolonial Science Fiction: New Maps of Hope" explores the aesthetic and historical conditions that inform the recent convergence of the seemingly incommensurable domains of the postcolonial Third World and the genre of SF, particularly as expressed in the recent phenomenon of visionary SF narratives originating from postcolonial national cultures. Offering a materialist theorization of this surge of Third-World science fiction supported by careful and penetrating close readings, the book considers its formal emergence as representing a definitive shift in postcolonial literary and cultural production that finds its material provenance in the political, economic, and spatial dilemmas of globalization and its ideological vitality in the enduring project of utopian thought for the post-contemporary present.
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