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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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Where Was Science Fiction?

Where Was Science Fiction?

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(p.155) 8 Where Was Science Fiction?
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Locating Science Fiction
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317804.008

This chapter addresses the following questions: Where was science fiction (SF)? What was its geographical space? What, in short, is the geographical provenance of the SF selective tradition, the temporal origins of which were sketched in Chapter 7? It examines postcolonial literary studies developed and inspired by writers like Said and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; and Moretti's application of Immanuel Wallerstein's world-systems theory to literary sociology.

Keywords:   science fiction, geographical provenance, selective tradition, postcolonial literary studies, Immanuel Wallerstein, world-systems, literary sociology

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