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Who's Afraid of Dystopia? William Gibson's Neuromancer and Fredric Jameson's Writing on Utopia and Science Fiction

Schweighauser, Philipp. (2007) Who's Afraid of Dystopia? William Gibson's Neuromancer and Fredric Jameson's Writing on Utopia and Science Fiction. In: Exploring the utopian impulse : essays on utopian thought and practice. Oxford, pp. 225-242.

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Abstract

Philipp Schweighauser conjoins William Gibson's Neuromancer with Fredric Jameson's writing on Utopiua and science fiction. Contra celebrants of the critical potential of postmodernism who have co-opted the work of Jameson, Schweighauser re-invigorates Jameson as a detractor of political postmodernism. Schweighauser's reading of Gibson's cyberpunk, accordingly, draws on Jameson, takes issue with his dismissal of the dystopian impulse, and relates Jameson's adversarial stance to the cultural and political critique with infuses Neuromancer.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Schweighauser, Philipp
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Book Chapter
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Peter Lang
ISBN:978-3-03910-913-5
Series Name:Ralahine utopian studies
Issue Number:2
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
Last Modified:30 Aug 2016 07:30
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:59

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