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Locating Science Fiction$
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Andrew Milner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318429

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317804

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Science Fiction and the Cultural Field

Science Fiction and the Cultural Field

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(p.41) 3 Science Fiction and the Cultural Field
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Locating Science Fiction
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317804.003

This chapter proposes Bourdieu's model of the literary field as a possible, perhaps even necessary, complement to Williams in the understanding of genre. It examines Bourdieu's map of the French literary field in the late nineteenth century. Bourdieu's map is then used to construct a map of the central lines of development in the science fiction (SF) field, from the mid-nineteenth century through to the early twenty-first. This is followed by discussions of SF as drama, SF as prose, and the restricted economy and institutionalised bourgeois art.

Keywords:   Bourdieu, science fiction, genre, French literary field, drama, prose, bourgeois art

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