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Science fiction, fantasy and politics : transmedia world-building beyond capitalism / Dan Hassler-Forest.

By: Hassler-Forest, Dan [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Radical cultural studies.Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016Description: xi, 234 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781783484935 (pbk.); 9781783484928 (hbk.).Subject(s): Science fiction -- History and criticism | Science fiction films -- History and criticism | Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism | Imaginary places in literature | Capitalism and mass media | Culture and globalization | Politics and literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Science fiction, fantasy and politicsDDC classification: 809.38762 HAS Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Acknowledgments / 1. Imaginary Empires: Transmedia World-building and Global Capitalism / 2. World-building and Convergence Culture: From Imperialism to Empire / 3. Fantastical Capitalism and Post-ideological World-building / 4. Revolutionary Storyworlds and Post-democratic Capitalism / 5. Beyond Capitalism: Posthuman Storyworlds / 6. "Post"-script / Bibliography / Index
Summary: From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which these popular storyworlds offer valuable conceptual tools for anti-capitalist participatory politics.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Acknowledgments / 1. Imaginary Empires: Transmedia World-building and Global Capitalism / 2. World-building and Convergence Culture: From Imperialism to Empire / 3. Fantastical Capitalism and Post-ideological World-building / 4. Revolutionary Storyworlds and Post-democratic Capitalism / 5. Beyond Capitalism: Posthuman Storyworlds / 6. "Post"-script / Bibliography / Index

From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which these popular storyworlds offer valuable conceptual tools for anti-capitalist participatory politics.

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