Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

by Brian Attebery, Attebery Brian
     
 

ISBN-10: 041593950X

ISBN-13: 9780415939508

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From Frankenstein to futuristic feminist utopias, Decoding Gender in Science Fiction examines the ways science fiction writers have incorporated, explored, and revised conventional notions of sexual difference. Attebery traces a fascinating history of men's and women's writing that covertly or overtly investigates conceptions of gender,

Overview

From Frankenstein to futuristic feminist utopias, Decoding Gender in Science Fiction examines the ways science fiction writers have incorporated, explored, and revised conventional notions of sexual difference. Attebery traces a fascinating history of men's and women's writing that covertly or overtly investigates conceptions of gender, suggesting new perspectives on the genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415939508
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Secret Decoder Ring 2. From Neat Idea to Trope 3. Animating the Inert: Gender and Science in the Pulps 4. Super Men 5. Wonder Women 6. Women Alone, Men Alone 7. Androgyny as Difference 8. "But Aren't Those Just...You Know, Metaphors?" 9. Who Farms the Future?

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