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Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction

Derek J. Thiess

Abstract

Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction examines fantastic representations of sport in science fiction, both cataloguing this almost entirely unexamined literary tradition and arguing that the reason for its neglect reflects a more widespread social suspicion of the athletic body as monstrous. Combining scholarship of monstrosity with a biopolitically focused philosophy of embodiment, this work plumbs the depths of our abjection of the athletic body and challenges us to reconsider sport as an intersectional space. In this latter endeavour it contradicts the image presented by both the most dy ... More

Keywords: science fiction, fantastic, sport, monsters, monstrosity, bodies, intersectional, biopsychosocial, biopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786942227
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786942227.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek J. Thiess, author
University of North Georgia

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