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Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction$
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Derek J. Thiess

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781786942227

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786942227.001.0001

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Introduction to Part I

Introduction to Part I

(p.30) Introduction to Part I
Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction

Derek J. Thiess

Liverpool University Press

This brief essay clarifies the central theses outlined in the introduction and places them in the wider context of science fiction studies. Emphasis here is on the greater critical attention to embodiment in contemporary science fiction studies and the need for an approach that is both intersectional and biopsychosocial. This discussion includes an analysis of the 2017 film Life.

Keywords:   science fiction, monstrosity, embodiment, biopsychosocial, intersectional

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