Bodies and/as Technology

Counter-Discourses on Ethnicity and Globalization in the Works of Alejandro Morales, Larissa Lai and Nalo Hopkinson


1. Auflage, 2011
406 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5909-6
Sortiment: Buch
Ausgabe: Gebunden
Fachgebiet: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Reihe: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Band: 211
lieferbar: 16.12.2011

Schlagwörter: Science fiction, Postkoloniale Theorie, Cyborg <Motiv>, Gibson, William, Hopkinson, Nalo, Lai, Larissa, Morales, Alejandro, Ethnizität, Informationstechnologie, Technologie, amerikanische Literatur, amerikanischer Film


Exploring the relations of ethnicity and technology in the global age, ‘Bodies and/as Technology’ analyzes how cultural discourses about ethnic bodies and information technology are reflected in American science fiction literature and film. Reading the novels of Alejandro Morales (‘The Brick People’, ‘The Rag Doll Plagues’), Larissa Lai (‘When Fox is a Thousand’, ‘Salt Fish Girl’) and Nalo Hopkinson (‘Brown Girl in the Ring’, ‘Midnight Robber’) as counter-discourses to the popular works ‘Blade Runner’ (Ridley Scott), ‘Neuromancer’ (William Gibson), and ‘The Matrix’ film trilogy (Andy and Larry Wachowski), this study applies postcolonial theory to science fiction and argues for a transnational perspective on theoretical, literary, and cinematic imageries of the intersections of globalization, information technology, and ethnicity.

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