9781137338754

Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137338754

  • ISBN10:

    113733875X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-09-12
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Many fictional narratives produced in Brazil and Argentina borrow the tropes of postmodern science fiction, in particular the subgenre 'cyberpunk,' to examine the shifting nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this phenomenon leads to a marshalling of national discourses toward a market-governed "control society" and explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual. Utilizing cultural theory to examine Argentine and Brazilian comics, digital technology, and literature, this book traces flows of culture and power in an increasingly globalized world.

Author Biography

Edward King is Research Fellow in Spanish and Portuguese at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Espiritismo Digital in Cyberfiction from Brazil
2. Race and the Digital Body in Cyberfiction from Brazil
3. Cruz diablo: Cyberspace as Frontier
4. Distributed Agency in Marcelo Cohen's Casa de Ottro
5. Memory and Affective Technologies in the Argentine Comic Book Series Cybersix
6. Prosthetic Memory and the Disruption of Affective Control in the Graphic Fiction of Lourenço Mutarelli

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