Feb 20, 2020
Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction : A Critical Study
Posted by Carlen Lavigne

This analysis of cyberpunk science fiction written between 1981 and 2003 positions women s cyberpunk in the larger cultural discussion of feminist issues It traces the origins of the genre, reviews critical reactions, and outlines the ways in which women s cyberpunk advances specifically feminist points of view Novels are examined within their cultural contexts their coThis analysis of cyberpunk science fiction written between 1981 and 2003 positions women s cyberpunk in the larger cultural discussion of feminist issues It traces the origins of the genre, reviews critical reactions, and outlines the ways in which women s cyberpunk advances specifically feminist points of view Novels are examined within their cultural contexts their content is compared to broader controversies within contemporary feminism, and their themes are revealed as reflections of feminist discourse at the end of the 20th century Chapters cover topics such as globalization, virtual reality, cyborg culture, environmentalism, religion, motherhood and queer rights Firsthand interviews with feminist cyberpunk authors are provided, revealing both their motivations for writing and their experiences with fans The study treats feminist cyberpunk as a unique vehicle for examining contemporary women s issues and analyzes feminist science fiction as a complex source of political ideas.

  • Title: Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction : A Critical Study
  • Author: Carlen Lavigne
  • ISBN: 9780786466535
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cyberpunk Women Feminism and Science Fiction A Critical Study This analysis of cyberpunk science fiction written between and positions women s cyberpunk in the larger cultural discussion of feminist issues It traces the origins of the genre reviews cr

    Lit Bug

    This was originally her doctorate thesis, now a book it examines various feminist themes from feminist cyberpunk works with reference to early cyberpunk, noting how cyberpunk has evolved from a male, white POV to encompassing themes of cyborg human conflicts, queer domains, mythology, globalization, issues of motherhood in cyberpunk and environmental decay all domains which had been excluded from first wave cyberpunk.A good book for those wishing to explore the ways in which these issues have sh [...]


    Rose

    Review to come Short read, but I finally just finished this book It s probably helpful for people who have already read a ton and I do mean a ton of cyberpunk works, as there are some book spoilers to be had here, but man book queue just got larger as a result of reading this, and I loved the topics they chose to explore I ll have a thorough review of this to up by this weekend Probably giving this a solid 4 stars.


    Catherine

    Interesting analysis of cyberpunk, with a heavy focus on works produced by U.S authors I found it a thought provoking read, if a bit simplistic in some areas of analysis fans of cyberpunk primarily IT workers so primarily men Debatable I would have liked to have seen on Justine Robson and a mention of Lauren Beukes, as well as discussion of Misha s Red Spider, White Web the only POC writer mentioned That said, I liked Lavigne s use of Donna Haraway s work and thought this book would make a goo [...]


    Jessie B.

    This book had some interesting arguments but it incurs these by seeing female authors as feminist and male authors as not even when the authors do not identify themselves as such.



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