Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction Utopias and Dystopias

ISBN-10: 1591024145
ISBN-13: 9781591024149
Edition: 2006
Authors: Judith A. Little
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List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 411
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Using selections from such noted writers as Margaret Atwood, James Tiptree, Jr. and Ursula K. Le Guin, this collection shows how the imagined worlds of science fiction create hold experiments for testing feminist hypotheses and for interpreting philosophical questions about humanity, gender, equality and more.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Human Nature and Reality
Introduction
What Does It Mean to Be Human?
No Woman Born
What Are Women and Men Really Like?
Survival Ship
Abominable
Adam Marko's Journal; Male Compensation Theory from The Y Chromosome
The Elizabeth Complex
How Significant Is the Reproductive Difference?
Bloodchild
The Concepts of "Woman" and "Nature"
Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand
His Vegetable Wife
Why Is Language Important?
Speech Sounds
Dystopias and Utopias
Introduction
Dystopias: The Worst of All Possible Worlds
The Possible Present
For the Sake of Grace
Pairpuppets
Your Faces, O My Sisters! Your Faces Filled of Light!
Far in the Future
Wives
Fears
"Jael's World" from the Female Man
Separatist Utopias: Worlds of Difference
Why Separate?
"Daya Tells a Tale" from the furies
"The Worlds of Jeannine and Joanna" from the Female Man
All-Female Societies and Planets
"Oath of the Free Amazons" from the Shattered Chain
Janet's World from the Female Man
When It Changed
Androgynous Utopias: Worlds of Equality
X: A Fabulous Child's Story
Interlocking Pieces
Options
Recommended Readings
Index

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