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Cyberpunk women, feminism and science fiction : a critical study

Author: Carlen Lavigne
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chapters cover topics such as globalization, virtual reality, cyborg culture, environmentalism, religion, motherhood and queer rights. Interviews with feminist cyberpunk authors are provided, revealing their motivations for writing and their experiences with fans. The study treats feminist cyberpunk as a vehicle for examining contemporary women's issues and analyzes feminist science fiction as a source of political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlen Lavigne
ISBN: 9780786466535 0786466537 147660178X 9781476601786
OCLC Number: 809412111
Description: vii, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The movement: signs and signifiers --
Contributions and critiques: women and cyberpunk --
Alienating worlds: globalization and community --
Gendered flesh: embodiment and virtual reality --
S/he, robot: cyborgs and artificial intelligence --
"A bitch, a butch and a wild woman": cyberpunk ecologies --
Techno-spirituality: mythology and religion --
Cybermoms and techno-children: motherhood and reproduction --
Queer zones: a Kinsey scale of cyberpunk --
Fictions in context: audiences and authors.
Responsibility: Carlen Lavigne.

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"Chapters cover topics such as globalization, virtual reality, cyborg culture, environmentalism, religion, motherhood and queer rights. Interviews with feminist cyberpunk authors are provided, revealing their motivations for writing and their experiences with fans. The study treats feminist cyberpunk as a vehicle for examining contemporary women's issues and analyzes feminist science fiction as a source of political ideas"--Provided by publisher.
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"a well-researched, accessible discussion of feminist retakes on cyberpunk...recommend"--Science Fiction Studies; "traces the origins of the cyberpunk genre, reviews critical reactions, and outlines Read more...

 
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