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Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781498573368
Pages : 146 pages
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Download Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction PDF Full Free by Jennifer Harrison and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-04-29 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the deployment of posthumanist ideology in young adult dystopian fiction. It applies this theory to the presentation of social issues in select novels.


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Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative

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ISBN 10 : 9781000374018
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative PDF Full Free by Sonia Baelo-Allué and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-05 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative brings together fifteen scholars from five different countries to explore the different ways in which the posthuman has been addressed in contemporary culture and more specifically in key narratives, written in the second decade of the 21st century, by Dave Eggers, William Gibson, John Shirley, Tom McCarthy, Jeff Vandermeer, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Cixin Liu and Helen Marshall. Some of these works engage in the premises and perils of transhumanism, while others explore the qualities of the (post)human in a variety of dystopian futures marked by the planetary influence of human action. From a critical posthumanist perspective that questions anthropocentrism, human exceptionalism and the centrality of the ‘human’ subject in the era of the Anthropocene, the scholars in this collection analyse the aesthetic choices these authors make to depict the posthuman and its aftereffects.


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Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in Literature and Film

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ISBN 10 : 9781440873393
Pages : 393 pages
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Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781793636645
Pages : 277 pages
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Download Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction PDF Full Free by Tereza Dědinová and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In order to demonstrate that speculative fiction provides a valuable contribution to the discussion about the challenges of the Anthropocene, Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction investigates a range of novels whose subject matter pertains to various aspects of the Anthropocene. These include the destruction and protection of the natural environment, the relationship between human and non-human inhabitants of the planet, the role of myth in the shaping of and combat against the Anthropocene, the political dimensions of the Anthropocene, the ensuing threat of the Apocalypse, and the role of post-apocalyptic narratives. To explore these topics our authors examine the works of Patricia Briggs, M.R. Carey, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Ursula K. Le Guin, N.K. Jemisin, Stephenie Meyer, China Miéville, James Patterson, Maggie Stiefvater, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Scott Westfield. Their essays demonstrate that speculative fiction, given its ability to pursue scenarios of alternative history and present familiar things in an unfamiliar way, can alter the readers’ perception of their duties and responsibilities towards their communities and the world, so that the threat of human-wrought destruction might ultimately be averted.


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Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781498597395
Pages : 314 pages
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Download Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction PDF Full Free by Ingrid E. Castro and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection merges representations of children and youth in various science fiction texts with childhood studies theories and debates. Set in the past, present, and future, science fiction landscapes and technologies sometimes constrain, but often expand, agentic expression, movement, and collaboration.


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School Gun Violence in YA Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781793622082
Pages : 147 pages
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Download School Gun Violence in YA Literature PDF Full Free by Laura A. Brown and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-05-09 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory and Peter Langman’s categorical descriptions of school shooters, this book analyzes several Young Adult (YA) texts about school shootings and uncovers how the authors represent such violence and the perpetrators while developing stories that effectively speak to their adolescent readers.


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The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

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ISBN 10 : 9781538115527
Pages : 513 pages
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Download The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films PDF Full Free by Salvador Jimenez Murguía and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.


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Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy

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ISBN 10 : 9781498594301
Pages : 291 pages
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Download Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy PDF Full Free by Ingrid E. Castro and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2021-01-12 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joining the emergent interdisciplinary investment in bridging the social sciences and the humanities, Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy: Walking in Other Worlds explores linkages between children’s agency and fantasy. Fantasy as an integral aspect of childhood and as a genre allows for children’s spectacular dreams and hopeful realities. Friendship, family, identity, loyalty, belongingness, citizenry, and emotionality are central concepts explored in chapters that are anchored by humanities texts of television, film, and literature, but also by social science qualitative methods of participant observation and interviews. Fantasy has the capacity to be a revolutionary change agent that in its modernity can creatively reflect, critique, or reimagine the social, political, and cultural norms of our world. Such promise is also found to be true of children’s agency, wherein children’s beings and becomings, rooted in childhood’s freedoms and constraints, result in a range of outcomes. In the endeavor to broaden theory and research on children’s agency, fantasy becomes a point of possibility with its expanding subjectivities, far-reaching terrain, and spirit of adventure.


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Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny

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ISBN 10 : 9781793630612
Pages : 177 pages
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Download Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny PDF Full Free by Laura Mattoon D'Amore and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-04-07 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tracks the vigilante feminist teenage super/heroine in comics and YA literature, a character who acts as a vigilante on behalf of the protection of girls and women. It traces the trajectory of super/heroines who experience violent trauma and are subsequently empowered by use of violence to reclaim control over their lives and bodies.


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Growing Up in Latin America

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ISBN 10 : 9781666916881
Pages : 301 pages
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Download Growing Up in Latin America PDF Full Free by Marco Ramírez Rojas and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-07-18 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Growing up in Latin America is a collection of essays centered on the representation of the political and historical agency of children and youth within the sociohistorical panorama of Latin American countries during the 20th and 21st centuries. Questions of gender, migration, violence, postcoloniality, and precarity are central to this volume.


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Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King

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ISBN 10 : 9781793600134
Pages : 353 pages
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Download Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King PDF Full Free by Debbie Olson and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-10-06 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique and timely collection examines childhood and the child character throughout Stephen King’s works, from his early novels and short stories, through film adaptations, to his most recent publications. King’s use of child characters within the framework of horror (or of horrific childhood) raises questions about adult expectations of children, childhood, the American family, child agency, and the nature of fear and terror for (or by) children. The ways in which King presents, complicates, challenges, or terrorizes children and notions of childhood provide a unique lens through which to examine American culture, including both adult and social anxieties about children and childhood across the decades of King’s works.


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Pedagogies for the Post-Anthropocene

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ISBN 10 : 9789811657887
Pages : 143 pages
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Download Pedagogies for the Post-Anthropocene PDF Full Free by Esther Priyadharshini and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-11-25 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws on posthumanist critique and post qualitative approaches to research to examine the pedagogies offered by imaginaries of the future. Starting with the question of how education can be a process for imagining and desiring better futures that can shorten the Anthropocene, it speaks to concerns that are relevant to the fields of education, youth and futures studies. This book explores lessons from the imaginaries of apocalypse, revolution and utopia, drawing on research from youth(ful) perspectives in a context when the narrative of ‘youth despair’ about the future is becoming persistent. It investigates how the imaginary of 'Apocalypse' acts as a frame of intelligibility, a way of making sense of the monstrosities of the present and also instigates desires to act in different ways. Studying the School Climate Strikes of 2019 as 'Revolution' moves us away from the teleologies of capitalist consumption and endless growth to newer aesthetics. The strikes function as a public pedagogy that creates new publics that include life beyond the human. Finally, the book explores how the Utopias of Afrofuturist fiction provides us with a kind of 'investable' utopia because the starting point is in racial, economic and ecological injustice. If the Apocalypse teaches us to recognize what needs to go, and Revolution accepts that living with ‘less than’ is necessary, then this kind of Utopia shows us how becoming ‘more than’ human may be the future.


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Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781137362063
Pages : 205 pages
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Download Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction PDF Full Free by V. Flanagan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-12-16 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction is not a historical study or a survey of narrative plots, but takes a more conceptual approach that engages with the central ideas of posthumanism: the fragmented nature of posthuman identity, the concept of agency as distributed and collective and the role of embodiment in understandings of selfhood.


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Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781317610823
Pages : 258 pages
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Download Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction PDF Full Free by Marek C. Oziewicz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-04-17 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first to offer a justice-focused cognitive reading of modern YA speculative fiction in its narrative and filmic forms. It links the expansion of YA speculative fiction in the 20th century with the emergence of human and civil rights movements, with the communitarian revolution in conceptualizations of justice, and with spectacular advances in cognitive sciences as applied to the examination of narrative fiction. Oziewicz argues that complex ideas such as justice are processed by the human mind as cognitive scripts; that scripts, when narrated, take the form of multiply indexable stories; and that YA speculative fiction is currently the largest conceptual testing ground in the forging of justice consciousness for the 21st century world. Drawing on recent research in the cognitive and evolutionary sciences, Oziewicz explains how poetic, retributive, restorative, environmental, social, and global types of justice have been represented in narrative fiction, from 19th century folk and fairy tales through 21st century fantasy, dystopia, and science fiction. Suggesting that the appeal of these and other nonmimetic genres is largely predicated on the dream of justice, Oziewicz theorizes new justice scripts as conceptual tools essential to help humanity survive the qualitative leap toward an environmentally conscious, culturally diversified global world. This book is an important contribution to studies of children’s and YA speculative fiction, adding a new perspective to discussions about the educational as well as social potential of nonmimetic genres. It demonstrates that the justice imperative is very much alive in YA speculative fiction, creating new visions of justice relevant to contemporary challenges.


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Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781496816702
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction PDF Full Free by Anita Tarr and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Torsten Caeners, Phoebe Chen, Mathieu Donner, Shannon Hervey, Angela S. Insenga, Patricia Kennon, Maryna Matlock, Ferne Merrylees, Lars Schmeink, Anita Tarr, Tony M. Vinci, and Donna R. White For centuries, humanism has provided a paradigm for what it means to be human: a rational, unique, unified, universal, autonomous being. Recently, however, a new philosophical approach, posthumanism, has questioned these assumptions, asserting that being human is not a fixed state but one always dynamic and evolving. Restrictive boundaries are no longer in play, and we do not define who we are by delineating what we are not (animal, machine, monster). There is no one aspect that makes a being human--self-awareness, emotion, artistic expression, or problem-solving--since human characteristics reside in other species along with shared DNA. Instead, posthumanism looks at the ways our bodies, intelligence, and behavior connect and interact with the environment, technology, and other species. In Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, editors Anita Tarr and Donna R. White collect twelve essays that explore this new discipline's relevance in young adult literature. Adolescents often tangle with many issues raised by posthumanist theory, such as body issues. The in-betweenness of adolescence makes stories for young adults ripe for posthumanist study. Contributors to the volume explore ideas of posthumanism, including democratization of power, body enhancements, hybridity, multiplicity/plurality, and the environment, by analyzing recent works for young adults, including award-winners like Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker and Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion, as well as the works of Octavia Butler and China Miéville.


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Children's Literature and the Posthuman

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ISBN 10 : 9781136674914
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Children's Literature and the Posthuman PDF Full Free by Zoe Jaques and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-02-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity’s relationship to animals and the natural world. In complicating questions of human identity, ecology, gender, and technology, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to understand how philosophy can emerge from children's fantasy, disclosing how such fantasy can build upon earlier traditions to represent complex issues of humanness to younger audiences. Interrogating the place of the human through the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this book to have interpretations that radically depart from the critical tradition, which, in its concerns with the socialization and representation of the child, has ignored larger epistemologies of humanness. The book considers canonical texts of children's literature alongside recent bestsellers and films, locating texts such as Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Pinocchio (1883) and the Alice books (1865, 1871) as important works in the evolution of posthuman ideas. This study provides radical new readings of children’s literature and demonstrates that the genre offers sophisticated interventions into the nature, boundaries and dominion of humanity.


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Positioning Pooh

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ISBN 10 : 1496834100
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Positioning Pooh PDF Full Free by Jennifer Harrison and published by . This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A delightful journey into the heart of the many meanings behind that silly old bear