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Social and Virtual Space: Science Fiction, Transnationalism, and the American New Right Laura Chernaik

Social and Virtual Space: Science Fiction, Transnationalism, and the American New Right

Laura Chernaik

Published November 28th 2005
ISBN : 9780838640692
Paperback
208 pages
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This volume is a material and semiotic study of transnationalsim, analyzed in terms of race, class, gender, and sexuality. The objects of analysis range from the aftermath of the U.S. led war in Iraq, to science fiction by Pat Cadigan, CJ Cherryh,MoreThis volume is a material and semiotic study of transnationalsim, analyzed in terms of race, class, gender, and sexuality. The objects of analysis range from the aftermath of the U.S. led war in Iraq, to science fiction by Pat Cadigan, CJ Cherryh, and Samuel Delaney, to material-semiotic feminist theory by Donna Harraway, to the neo-Marxist historical geography of Mike Davis and David Harvey. The book is centrally concerned with the social and cultural change brought about by the rise of the new social movements in the United States, such as the womens movement and the lesbian, gay, queer, and transgendered movements, and the backlash by the American new right against this change. Ethical and political concerns are central to the arguments, which is framed in terms of Emmanuel Levinass notion of radical, non-reciprocal responsibility.