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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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Broken Teeth

Broken Teeth

Race, Bodies, and Sport SF

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(p.61) Chapter 2 Broken Teeth
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Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction
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Derek J. Thiess

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786942227.003.0004

As the prior chapter did with gender, this chapter suggests that science fiction has long served as a site in which to examine the interplay of race and sport. Several texts from early pulp magazines are examined, and an analysis of Steven Barnes’s Aubry Knight series serves as the chapter’s focal point. The chapter reinforces the notion that the social constructivist emphasis on hegemonic masculinity is not reflected universally, even going so far as to posit that this emphasis is a means to dismiss alternative forms of embodied, kinesthetic knowledge. Such a dismissal, it argues, has important implications for the study of race, science fiction, and sport.

Keywords:   science fiction, race, sport, bodies, embodiment, social construction

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