Archaeologies of the Future

Archaeologies of the Future

The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions

Book - 2005
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The notion of the utopian is also explored through representations of otherness, alien life and alien worlds in science fiction, including LeGuin, Lem, Stapledon and the Strugatskys, and concludes with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value and function today. The volume also includes a collection of Jameson's essential essays on science fiction, including studies of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss and Kim Stanley Robinson.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2005
ISBN: 9781844670338
1844670333
Branch Call Number: 813.0876 J31a 2005
Characteristics: xvi, 431 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Jameson's paean to sci-fi and other forms of radical future-oriented fiction. Dense and long but Jameson may be one of our best living thinkers when it comes to the political unconscious. And he asks amazing questions.


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