The Resource Blast, corrupt, dismantle, erase : contemporary North American dystopian literature, Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisèle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee, editors, (electronic resource)

Blast, corrupt, dismantle, erase : contemporary North American dystopian literature, Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisèle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee, editors, (electronic resource)

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Blast, corrupt, dismantle, erase : contemporary North American dystopian literature
Title
Blast, corrupt, dismantle, erase
Title remainder
contemporary North American dystopian literature
Statement of responsibility
Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisèle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do literary dystopias reflect about the times? In Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase, contributors address this amorphous but pervasive genre, using diverse critical methodologies to examine how North America is conveyed or portrayed in a perceived age of crisis, accelerated uncertainty, and political volatility. Drawing from contemporary novels such as Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Neil Gaiman's American Gods, and the work of Margaret Atwood and William Gibson (to name a few), this book examines dystopian literature produced by North American authors between the signing of NAFTA (1994) and the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (2011). As the texts illustrate, awareness of and deep concern about perceived vulnerabilities-ends of water, oil, food, capitalism, empires, stable climates, ways of life, non-human species, and entire human civilizations-have become central to public discourseover the same period. By asking questions such as "What are the distinctive qualities of post-NAFTA North American dystopian literature?" and "What does this literature reflect about the tensions and contradictions of the inchoate continental community of North America?" Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase serves to resituate dystopian writing within a particular geo-social setting and introduce a productive means to understand both North American dystopian writing and its relevant engagements with a restricted, mapped reality
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
809/.93372
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dystopias in literature
  • Utopias in literature
  • American fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • Mexican fiction
  • Electronic books
  • Literature and society
  • North America
Target audience
adult
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Blast, corrupt, dismantle, erase : contemporary North American dystopian literature, Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisèle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee, editors, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781554589906
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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12147524
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MWT12147524
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Blast, corrupt, dismantle, erase : contemporary North American dystopian literature, Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisèle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee, editors, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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multicolored
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554589906
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12147524
Publisher number
MWT12147524
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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