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The Resource Future West : utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction, William H. Katerberg

Future West : utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction, William H. Katerberg

Label
Future West : utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction
Title
Future West
Title remainder
utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction
Statement of responsibility
William H. Katerberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "William Katerberg takes a new look at works of utopian, dystopian, and apocalyptic science fiction to show how narratives of the past and future powerfully shape our understanding of the present-day West. Combining intellectual history, literary analysis, and political philosophy, his study boldly encourages readers to reframe their understanding of both popular Western culture and American political culture." "Ranging widely over science fiction subgenres - from alternative futures to cyberpunk - Katerberg takes us on a tour of utopias of all stripes, whether exclusivist, reactionary, or progressive." "By looking at how American frontier mythology plays out in the imagined West of the future, Katerberg offers a new approach to understanding the region's popular culture. Through this artful juxtaposition of history and projected futures, he reminds us that what's to come is not yet determined and that, even for a nation desperate to leave the past behind, history holds ideas that can light the way to a brighter society."--Jacket
  • "William Katerberg takes a new look at works of utopian, dystopian, and apocalyptic science fiction to show how narratives of the past and future powerfully shape our understanding of the present-day West. Combining intellectual history, literary analysis, and political philosophy, his study boldly encourages readers to reframe their understanding of both popular Western culture and American political culture." "Ranging widely over science fiction subgenres - from alternative futures to cyberpunk - Katerberg takes us on a tour of utopias of all stripes, whether exclusivist, reactionary, or progressive." "By looking at how American frontier mythology plays out in the imagined West of the future, Katerberg offers a new approach to understanding the region's popular culture. Through this artful juxtaposition of history and projected futures, he reminds us that what's to come is not yet determined and that, even for a nation desperate to leave the past behind, history holds ideas that can light the way to a brighter society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katerberg, William H.
Dewey number
810.9/35878
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.F73
LC item number
K38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Utopias in literature
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Apocalypse in literature
  • Science fiction, American
  • Utopias in motion pictures
  • Apocalypse in motion pictures
  • Science fiction films
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Future West : utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction, William H. Katerberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: new world or old? -- Beginnings and endings -- The end of history -- Return to nature -- Legacies of hope -- Returning to Eden -- Tradition, history, and place in utopia -- Transcendent horizons and the redemption of time -- Cyborg frontiers and manifest destiny -- Conclusion: stories that save
Control code
225875120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 281 pages
Isbn
9780700616091
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225875120
Label
Future West : utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction, William H. Katerberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: new world or old? -- Beginnings and endings -- The end of history -- Return to nature -- Legacies of hope -- Returning to Eden -- Tradition, history, and place in utopia -- Transcendent horizons and the redemption of time -- Cyborg frontiers and manifest destiny -- Conclusion: stories that save
Control code
225875120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 281 pages
Isbn
9780700616091
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225875120

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