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Science fiction and digital technologies in Argentine and Brazilian culture [electronic resource] /
Edward King.
edition
First edition.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
113733875X (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781137338754 (hardcover : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
113733875X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781137338754 (hardcover : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Espiritismo digital in cyberfiction from Brazil -- Race and the digital body in cyberfiction from Brazil -- Cruz diablo: cyberspace as frontier -- Distributed agency in Marcelo Cohen's Casa de ottro -- Memory and affective technologies in the Argentine comic book series Cybersix -- Prosthetic memory and the disruption of affective control in the graphic fiction of Lourenço Mutarelli.
catalogue key
12030600
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238) and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Fictional narratives produced in Latin America often borrow tropes from contemporary science fiction to examine the shifts in the nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this leads towards a market-governed control society and also explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual.
Long Description
Many fictional narratives produced in Brazil and Argentina borrow the tropes of postmodern science fiction, in particular the subgenre 'cyberpunk,' to examine the shifting nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this phenomenon leads to a marshalling of national discourses toward a market-governed "control society" and explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual. Utilizing cultural theory to examine Argentine and Brazilian comics, digital technology, and literature, this book traces flows of culture and power in an increasingly globalized world.
Main Description
Many fictional narratives produced in Brazil and Argentina borrow the tropes of postmodern science fiction, in particular the subgenre cyberpunk, to examine the shifting nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this phenomenon leads to a marshalling of national discourses toward a market-governed "control society" and explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual. Utilizing cultural theory to examine Argentine and Brazilian comics, digital technology, and literature, this book traces flows of culture and power in an increasingly globalized world.
Main Description
Many fictional narratives produced in Brazil and Argentina borrow the tropes of postmodern science fiction, in particular the subgenre 'cyberpunk,' to examine the shifting nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this phenomenon leads to a marshalling of national discourses toward a market-governed " society" and explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual. Utilizing cultural theory to examine Argentine and Brazilian comics, digital technology, and literature, this book traces flows of culture and power in an increasingly globalized world.

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