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Feminist science fiction and feminist epistemology: four modes

Feminist science fiction and feminist epistemology: four modes

Calvin, Ritch, 1958- author

This title argues that feminist science fiction shares the same concerns as feminist epistemology-challenges to the sex of the knower, the valuation of the abstract over the concrete, the dismissal of the physical, the focus on rationality and reason, the devaluation of embodied knowledge, and the containment of (some) bodies. This book argues that feminist science fiction shares the same concerns as feminist epistemology-challenges to the sex of the knower, the valuation of the abstract over the concrete, the dismissal of the physical, the focus on rationality and reason, the devaluation of embodied knowledge, and the containment of (some) bodies. Ritch Calvin argues that feminist science fiction asks questions of epistemology because those questions are central to making claims of subjectivity and identity. Calvin reveals how women, who have historically been marginal to the deliberations of philosophy and science, have made significant contributions to the reconsideration and reformulation of the epistemological models of the world and the individuals in it

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Published Cham: Springer, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Ritch Calvin
ISBN: 3319324705, 9783319324708
Physical Description: 304 pages
Series: Studies in global science fiction
Subject: Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Comparative Literature; Feminism & feminist theory; Knowledge, Theory of.; Literary studies: general; Literature: history & criticism; Feminist theory.; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Feminist fiction History and criticism.; Literature.; Science fiction Women authors History and criticism.; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Studies in global science fiction.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319324692

Contents

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Chapter Zero
  3. Endings(s)
  4. Chapter One
  5. Feminist Science Fiction and Feminist Epistemology
  6. Chapter Two
  7. The First Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Plot
  8. Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time (1976)
  9. Octavia E. Butler's Dawn (1987)
  10. L. Timmel Duchamp's "De Secretis Mulierum" (1995/2008)
  11. Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girl (2002)
  12. Chapter Three
  13. The Second Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Structural Elements
  14. Joanna Russ's The Female Man (1975)
  15. Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985)
  16. Laura Bynum's Veracity (2010)
  17. Chapter Four
  18. The Third Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Science
  19. Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's "Sultana's Dream" (1905)
  20. Helen Collins's Mutagenesis (1992)
  21. Amy Thomson's The Color of Distance (1995)
  22. Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber (2000)
  23. Chapter Five
  24. The Fourth Mode of FESF: Epistemology and Language
  25. Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)
  26. Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue (1984)
  27. Sheila Finch's Triad (1986)
  28. Ruth Nestvold's "Looking through Lace" (2003/2011)
  29. Monique Wittig's Les Guérillères (1969)
  30. Chapter Six
  31. Beginning(s)