Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction: A Critical Study

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McFarland, 2013/01/22 - 212 ページ
This analysis of cyberpunk science fiction written between 1981 and 2003 positions women’s cyberpunk in the larger cultural discussion of feminist issues. It traces the origins of the genre, reviews the critical reactions and outlines the ways in which women’s cyberpunk advances points of view that are specifically feminist. Novels are examined within their cultural contexts; their content is compared to broader controversies within contemporary feminism, and their themes are revealed as reflections of feminist discourse around the turn of the 21st century. Chapters cover topics such as globalization, virtual reality, cyborg culture, environmentalism, religion, motherhood and queer rights. Interviews with feminist cyberpunk authors are provided, revealing both their motivations for writing and their experiences with fans. The study treats feminist cyberpunk as a unique vehicle for examining contemporary women’s issues and analyzes feminist science fiction as a complex source of political ideas.
 

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Preface
1
Introduction
3
Signs and Signi ers
9
Women and Cyberpunk
21
Globalization and Community
43
Embodiment and Virtual Reality
62
Cyborgs and Arti ficial Intelligence
82
Cyberpunk Ecologies
98
Mythology and Religion
114
Motherhood and Reproduction
131
A Kinsey Scale of Cyberpunk
145
Audiences and Authors
161
Conclusion
178
Works Cited
187
Index
199
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Carlen Lavigne, Ph.D. (communications studies), teaches at Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada, and has published works on genre fiction, gender, queer studies and television.

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