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The Resource Survive and resist : the definitive guide to dystopian politics, Amy L. Atchison and Shauna L. Shames

Survive and resist : the definitive guide to dystopian politics, Amy L. Atchison and Shauna L. Shames

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Survive and resist : the definitive guide to dystopian politics
Title
Survive and resist
Title remainder
the definitive guide to dystopian politics
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Amy L. Atchison and Shauna L. Shames
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Language
eng
Summary
Authoritarianism is on the march - and so is dystopian fiction. In the brave new twenty-first century, young-adult series like The Hunger Games and Divergent have become blockbusters; after Donald Trump's election, two dystopian classics, 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale, skyrocketed to the New York Times best-seller list. This should come as no surprise: dystopian fiction has a lot to say about the perils of terrible government in real life. In Survive and Resist, Amy L. Atchison and Shauna L. Shames explore the ways in which dystopian narratives help explain how real-world politics work. They draw on classic and contemporary fiction, films, and TV shows - as well as their real-life counterparts - to offer funny and accessible explanations of key political concepts. Atchison and Shames demonstrate that dystopias both real and imagined help bring theories of governance, citizenship, and the state down to earth. They emphasize nonviolent resistance and change, exploring ways to challenge and overcome a dystopian-style government. Fictional examples, they argue, help give us the tools we need for individual survival and collective resistance. A clever look at the world through the lenses of pop culture, classic literature, and real-life events, Survive and Resist provides a timely and innovative approach to the fundamentals of politics for an era of creeping tyranny
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Atchison, Amy L
Dewey number
809.3/9372
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.D94
LC item number
A73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Shames, Shauna Lani
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Authoritarianism in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Dystopias
  • Authoritarianism
  • Popular culture
  • World politics
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Survive and resist : the definitive guide to dystopian politics, Amy L. Atchison and Shauna L. Shames
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Publication
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  • 31223134916700
  • 31223131750888
  • 31223134916718
  • 31223134916726
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Malice in wonderland -- Defining dystopia -- The invisible hand strikes again -- Strategies and tactics of dystopian governments -- Individual survival and resistance -- The resistance will not be intimidated -- Disintegrating the oppressor -- Can you rebuild it?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780231188913
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018058580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1069700765
Label
Survive and resist : the definitive guide to dystopian politics, Amy L. Atchison and Shauna L. Shames
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134916700
  • 31223131750888
  • 31223134916718
  • 31223134916726
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Malice in wonderland -- Defining dystopia -- The invisible hand strikes again -- Strategies and tactics of dystopian governments -- Individual survival and resistance -- The resistance will not be intimidated -- Disintegrating the oppressor -- Can you rebuild it?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780231188913
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018058580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1069700765

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