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Speculative Fictions and Other Cartographies of Life

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that speculative fictions are a mechanism for struggling with speculative capital. Speculative fictions envision unrealized future scenarios, and share a similar strategy to ... More


Globalization’s Complaint: Gary Shteyngart’s Absurdistan and the Culture of Culture

Dean J. Franco

in Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter takes the satirization of multiculturalism in Gary Shteyngart's novel Absurdistan as a challenge to the discussion of pluralist recognition of the preceding chapters. For Shteyngart's ... More


The Post-Soviet Diaspora in Comparative Perspective

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

in New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter analyzes additional data from my interviews with post-Soviet immigrants and Gary Shteyngart’s novel Super Sad True Love Story (2010) in order to outline connections between post-USSR, ... More


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