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Alien Constructions : Science Fiction and Feminist Thought.

Author/Creator:
Melzer, Patricia.
Publication:
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (338 pages)
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Subjects:
Alien resurrection (Motion picture).
Matrix (Motion picture).
Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Feminism in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Science Fiction's Alien Constructions
PART I: Difference, Identity, and Colonial Experience in Feminist Science Fiction
1. Cultural Chameleons: Anticolonial Identities and Resistance in Octavia E. Butler's Survivor and Dawn
2. The Alien in Us: Metaphors of Transgression in the Work of Octavia E. Butler
PART II: Technologies and Gender in Science Fiction Film
3. Technoscience's Stepdaughter: The Feminist Cyborg in Alien Resurrection
4. Our Bodies as Our Selves: Body, Subjectivity, and (Virtual) Reality in The Matrix
PART III: Posthuman Embodiment: Deviant Bodies, Desire, and Feminist Politics
5. The Anatomy of Dystopia: Female Technobodies and the Death of Desire in Richard Calder's Dead Girls
6. Beyond Binary Gender: Genderqueer Identities and Intersexed Bodies in Octavia E. Butler's Wild Seed and Imago and Melissa Scott's Shadow Man
Conclusion
Notes
Introduction: Science Fiction's Alien Constructions
Introduction to Part I
1. Cultural Chameleons
2. The Alien in Us
Introduction to Part II
3. Technoscience's Stepdaughter
4. Our Bodies as Our Selves
5. The Anatomy of Dystopia
6. Beyond Binary Gender
Bibliography
Index.
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Print version: Melzer, Patricia Alien Constructions
ISBN:
9780292795822
9780292713062
OCLC:
614484671