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Women and the Myth of Consumerism

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the theory of consumerism as applied to women is blatantly sexist and must be discarded because it is a “bullshit ideology created by and for educated white middle-class ... More


The Anthropocene, the Posthuman, and the Animal

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 analyzes two exemplary literary works dealing with the creation of new posthuman species as a consequence of contemporary consumer society. With liquid modernity commodifying all aspects of ... More


Individuality, Choice, and Genetic Manipulation

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 deals with the personal consequences of a posthuman subjectivity and the task of identity creation. In liquid modernity, risks and threats are becoming ever more global but remain systemic, ... More


English and National Languages in the Internet Age

Minae Mizumura

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role of English and other languages in the internet age, where literature is generally ignored. It highlights three significant historical changes that have indubitably ... More


Taste Outraged: Byron

Denise Gigante

in Taste: A Literary History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Byron's legacy is the oxymoronic paradox of the tasteful cannibal, whose taboo desires resist incorporation into the symbolic economy of consumer capitalism. In particular, ... More


Controversy and Crossover in Milestone Media’s Icon

André M. Carrington

in Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816678952
eISBN:
9781452954370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Argues that the black-owned comics publisher Milestone Media strategically incorporated consumer engagement into its efforts to attain crossover success as well as its framing of black sexuality in ... More


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