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Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure (Hardback)
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Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure (Hardback)

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Hardback 217 Pages / Published: 16/08/2013
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In this groundbreaking collection, twelve international scholars - with backgrounds in disability studies, English and world literature, classics, and history - discuss the representation of dis/ability, medical "cures," technology, and the body in science fiction.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137343420
Number of pages: 217
Weight: 3894 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm


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"Disability in Science Fiction, an edited collection of twelve essays, focuses on the use of technology as cure for disability in science fiction. ... This collection encourages us to think more creatively about disability and technologies, and challenges the reader to realize the future potential for the disabled body." (Coreen McGuire, H-Disabilities, networks.h-net.org, July, 2017)

"This collection of essays undertakes the valuable task of placing science fiction texts ... in dialogue with disability studies (DS). ... Disability in Science Fiction is a groundbreaking text, offering an exciting and rigorous introduction to the mobilization of CDS alongside science fiction." (Kayte Stokoe, Foundation, 2016)

"Disability in Science Fiction is an unusual collection of academic articles: it combines interesting scholarship with an remarkable degree of accessibility to the general reader . . . It is a very thought-provoking collection, and one I'm glad to have read." - Liz Bourke, Tor.com

"An anthology of thought-provoking essays . . . Disability in Science Fiction develops an innovative method to highlight how SF deals with disability as a fundamental part of identity." - Science Fiction Research Association

"Disability in Science Fiction seems to present a selection of possibilities rather than an overarching argument (a sort of critical buffet) - though these possibilities can feed off each other in exciting ways. Other works and collections will hopefully build on some of what is here; Allan's collection is a good beginning." - Strange Horizons


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