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Author Lavender, Isiah, III.
Title Race in American science fiction / Isiah Lavender III.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2011.

Author Lavender, Isiah, III.
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Race in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: mapping the Blackground -- Racing science fiction -- Meta-slavery -- Jim Crow extrapolations -- Ailments of race -- Ethnoscapes -- Technologically derived ethnicities -- Epilogue: science fictioning race.
Note Print version record.
Summary Noting that science fiction is characterized by an investment in the proliferation of racial difference, Isiah Lavender III argues that racial alterity is fundamental to the genre's narrative strategy. Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre's better-known master narratives and agendas. Authors discussed include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among many others.
Note English.
ISBN 9780253005137 (electronic bk.)
0253005132 (electronic bk.)
9780253355539 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253355532 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253222596 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253222591 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253356079 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 707091257
Additional Format Print version: Lavender, Isiah. Race in American science fiction. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2011 9780253355539 (DLC) 2010015712 (OCoLC)502029615

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