Feminist Science Fiction and Feminist Epistemology - Calvin, Ritch
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This book argues that feminist science fiction shares the same concerns as feminist epistemology-challenges to the sex of the knower, the valuation of the abstract over the concrete, the dismissal of the physical, the focus on rationality and reason, the devaluation of embodied knowledge, and the containment of (some) bodies. Ritch Calvin argues that feminist science fiction asks questions of epistemology because those questions are central to making claims of subjectivity and identity. Calvin reveals how women, who have historically been marginal to the deliberations of philosophy and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book argues that feminist science fiction shares the same concerns as feminist epistemology-challenges to the sex of the knower, the valuation of the abstract over the concrete, the dismissal of the physical, the focus on rationality and reason, the devaluation of embodied knowledge, and the containment of (some) bodies. Ritch Calvin argues that feminist science fiction asks questions of epistemology because those questions are central to making claims of subjectivity and identity. Calvin reveals how women, who have historically been marginal to the deliberations of philosophy and science, have made significant contributions to the reconsideration and reformulation of the epistemological models of the world and the individuals in it.

  • Produktdetails
  • Studies in Global Science Fiction
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing;
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-32469-2
  • 1st ed. 2016
  • Erscheinungstermin: Oktober 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 552g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319324692
  • ISBN-10: 3319324691
  • Artikelnr.: 44688398
Autorenporträt
Ritch Calvin is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at SUNY, Stony Brook, USA. He is the editor of Gilmore Girls and the Politics of Identity, the co-editor of SF 101: An Introduction to Science Fiction, and has published work in Extrapolation, Femspec, Science Fiction Film and Television, Science Fiction Studies, and Utopian Studies. He served six years on the SFRA Executive Committee and as the SFRA Review's media reviews editor.
Inhaltsangabe
Table of Contents Chapter Zero: Endings(s) Chapter One: Feminist Science Fiction and Feminist Epistemology Chapter Two: The First Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Plot Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) Octavia E. Butler's Dawn (1987) L. Timmel Duchamp's "De Secretis Mulierum" (1995/2008) Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girl (2002) Chapter Three: The Second Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Structural Elements Joanna Russ's The Female Man (1975) Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985) Laura Bynum's Veracity (2010) Chapter Four: The Third Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Science Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's "Sultana's Dream" (1905) Helen Collins's Mutagenesis (1992) Amy Thomson's The Color of Distance (1995) Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber (2000) Chapter Five: The Fourth Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Language Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue (1984) Sheila Finch's Triad (1986) Ruth Nestvold's "Looking through Lace" (2003/2011) Monique Wittig's Les Guérillères (1969) Chapter Six: Beginning(s)

Rezensionen
"Ritch Calvin's Feminist Science Fiction is a clear, solidly argued, and original approach to the genre. ... The book's very consistent and clear structure is one of its strengths ... . Calvin's is a fresh reading of a familiar novel." (Brian Attebery, Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 44, 2017)