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Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions
He also notes the limits of critical literature and the “drift” of high literature into the domain of science fiction in recent years as a result of our postmodern condition and the limits of critical literature to deal with the disassociative nature of the contemporary experience.
Literary criticism in the form of a collection of essays, this book explores particular aspects of the genre of science fiction: Not for the faint of heart, but overall I’m glad I took the time to read it.
Amanda rated it it was amazing Mar 23, And I guess I should be more accepting of that, but really he’s all over the place. Contents Varieties of the Utopian. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book is difficult to read because the ideas are deeply explored, original and counter-intuitive in many cases. Preview — Archaeologies of the Future by Fredric Jameson.
For instance, in discussing pf tendency of utopias to isolate themselves from the surrounding world, he takes the example of B.
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Hence his role could be described as that of a historian of the future.
Fuyure 21, Zach rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m feeling positive about this book because the last essay was the real reason I bought the book to begin with – analysis of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. One will also begin to understand how the internal dynamics of science fiction and its authors went from the popularizers of American modernism and imperialism to become the primary opponents of modernism in our times.
In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Roxanne rated it really liked it Freedric 13, But if you can forgive the overuse of German phrases with no English equivalent this serves as a really good primer to some very exciting sci-fi!
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Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions by Fredric Jameson
Oct 08, Nicholas rated it really liked it. This is only an apparent paradox since, as he stresses at one point, science fiction characteristically builds on its present, despite evocations of the future.
Here another sense to his title emerges. How to Fulfill a Jamezon.