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Science Fiction, Imperialism and the Third World

Essays on Postcolonial Literature and Film

Science Fiction, Imperialism and the Third World
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Though science fiction is often thought of as a Western phenomenon, the genre has long had a foothold in countries as diverse as India and Mexico. These fourteen critical essays examine both the role of science fiction in the third world and the role of the third world in science fiction. Topics covered include science fiction in Bengal, the genre's portrayal of Native Americans, Mexican cyberpunk fiction, and the undercurrents of colonialism and Empire in traditional science fiction. The intersections of science fiction theory and postcolonial theory are explored, as well as science fiction's contesting of imperialism and how the third world uses the genre to recreate itself.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; September 2010
233 pages; ISBN 9780786457823
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0786457821
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