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Experts Without Institutions: New Left Professionalism in Marge Piercy and Ursula K. Le Guin

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the New Left Movement, focusing on the contradiction within its vision, and examining two works supporting its ideals. The New Left is a movement of young professionals who ... More


The Anxiety of Intervention in Leslie Marmon Silko and Marge Piercy

Heather Houser

in Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) and Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), this chapter analyzes anxiety, an affect associated with rapidly changing political, ... More


: Dreams of Freedom: Piercy, Le Guin, and the Future of Utopia

Chris Ferns

in Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235941
eISBN:
9781781380642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235941.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the utopian fiction of Marge Piercy and Ursula Le Guin, and reflects on the contemporary trends in both utopian fiction and utopian studies addressed in the Introduction. Like ... More


Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Heather Houser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book traces the development of “Ecosickness fiction” through an assessment of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs. It describes how the 1970s brought about a new understanding of the biological ... More


Self-Reproducing Movements and the Enduring Challenge of Materialist Feminism

Wanda Vrasti

in Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190204235
eISBN:
9780190204266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204235.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

What was the utopian vision of the Occupy movement that swept the world in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (GFC)? More generally, what types of utopias can be imagined today, and which ... More


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