Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond / Edition 1

Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond / Edition 1

by Marleen S. Barr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807844217

ISBN-13: 9780807844212

Pub. Date: 11/01/1993

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond

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Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807844212
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Marge Piercy: Marleen Barr's Lost and Foundix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: Patriarchal Hocus-Pocus1
Part IBefore Feminist Fabulation: Feminist Science Fiction
Chapter 1.Thelma and Louise: Driving toward Feminist Science Fiction21
Chapter 2.Anne McCaffrey Portrays a Female Artist30
Chapter 3.Suzy McKee Charnas, Sally Gearhart, and Marge Piercy Depict Sex and the Single Feminist Utopian Quasi-tribesperson39
Chapter 4.Jessica Amanda Salmonson's "The Prodigal Daughter" and Feminist Science Fiction's Traditions50
Chapter 5.Science Fiction's Invisible Female Men: Joanna Russ's "When It Changed" and James Tiptree's "The Women Men Don't See"59
Chapter 6.Men in Feminist Science Fiction: Marge Piercy, Thomas Berger, and the End of Masculinity67
Chapter 7.Suzy McKee Charnas, Zoe Fairbairns, Katherine Marcuse, and Kate Wilhelm Blur Generic Conventions: Pregnancy and Power in Feminist Science Fiction81
Part IIAfter Feminist Fabulation: Feminist Postmodernism
Chapter 8.Octavia Butler and James Tiptree Do Not Write about Zap Guns: Positioning Feminist Science Fiction within Feminist Fabulation97
Chapter 9.Antipatriarchal Fabulation; or, The Green Pencils Are Coming, the Green Pencils Are Coming108
Chapter 10.Haroun and Seeing Women's Stories: Salman Rushdie and Marianne Wiggins141
Chapter 11.Ursula Le Guin's "Sur" as Exemplary Humanist and Antihumanist Text154
Chapter 12.Aliens, Airplanes, and Cultural Cross-dressing: Reading Buchi Emecheta, Haruki Murakami, and Paul Theroux171
Chapter 13.Ms. Sammler's Planet: Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, and Joanna Russ Rescue the Female Child's Story196
Permissions223
Index225

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