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Early science fiction has often been associated almost exclusively with Northern industrialized nations. In this groundbreaking exploration of the science fiction written in Latin America prior to 1920, Rachel Haywood Ferreira argues that science fiction has always been a global genre. She traces how and why the genre quickly reached Latin America and analyzes how writers in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico adapted science fiction to reflect their own realities. Among the texts discussed are one of the first defenses of Darwinism in Latin America, a tale of a time-traveling history book, and a Latin American Frankenstein. Latin American science fiction writers have long been active participants in the sf literary tradition, expanding the limits of the genre and deepening our perception of the role of science and technology in the Latin American imagination. The book includes a chronological bibliography of science fiction published from 1775 to 1920 in all Latin American countries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. p. vii
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. INTRODUCTION: LATIN AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION DISCOVERS ITS ROOTS
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. DISPLACEMENT IN SPACE AND TIME: THE LATIN AMERICAN UTOPIA AND DYSTOPIA
  2. pp. 15-79
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  1. 2. THE IMPACT OF DARWINISM: CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM MEET EVOLUTION AND DEVOLUTION
  2. pp. 80-129
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  1. 3. STRANGE FORCES: EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE
  2. pp. 130-171
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  1. 4. THE DOUBLE: FROM SCIENCE TO TECHNOLOGY
  2. pp. 172-216
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  1. CONCLUSION: A GLOBAL GENRE IN THE PERIPHERY
  2. pp. 217-224
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  1. CHRONOLOGY: LATIN AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION THROUGH 1920
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 231-256
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 257-282
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 283-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819570833
Related ISBN
9780819570819
MARC Record
OCLC
728219118
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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