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Author Brioni, Simone.
Title Italian Science Fiction : The Other in Literature and Film / Simone Brioni, Daniele Comberiati.
Imprint Cham, Switerzland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Author Brioni, Simone.
Series Studies in global science fiction.
Studies in global science fiction.
Subject Science fiction, Italian -- History and criticism.
Italian literature -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures, Italian -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Comberiati, Daniele, 1979-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 289 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 31, 2019).
Summary This book explores Italian science fiction from 1861, the year of Italy's unification, to the present day, focusing on how this genre helped shape notions of Otherness and Normalness. In particular, Italian Science Fiction draws upon critical race studies, postcolonial theory, and feminist studies to explore how migration, colonialism, multiculturalism, and racism have been represented in genre film and literature. Topics include the role of science fiction in constructing a national identity; the representation and self-representation of "alien" immigrants in Italy; the creation of internal "Others," such as southerners and Roma; the intersections of gender and race discrimination; and Italian science fiction's transnational dialogue with foreign science fiction. This book reveals that though it is arguably a minor genre in Italy, science fiction offers an innovative interpretive angle for rethinking Italian history and imagining future change in Italian society.
Contents 1. The Other in Italian Science Fiction -- 2. The Age of Exploration and the Creation of a National Identity -- 3. Futurism and Fascist Science Fiction -- 4. After the Apocalypse: Hybridity and Civil Rights -- 5. The Internal Other: Representing Roma -- 6. Aliens in a Country of Immigration -- 7. Dystopic Worlds and the Fear of Multiculturalism -- 7. The Questione Settentrionale: Reconfiguring Separatism -- 9. Future Pasts: Revisiting the Colonial Legacy in Alternate History Novels -- 10. Afterword: A Genre Across Cultures.
ISBN 9783030193263 electronic book
3030193268 electronic book
OCLC # 1110483101
Additional Format Print version: Brioni, Simone Italian Science Fiction : The Other in Literature and Film Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US,c2019 9783030193256.

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