On xenophobia in science fiction

Автор: Kuzeev S.E.

Журнал: Juvenis scientia @jscientia

Рубрика: Искусствоведение и культурология

Статья в выпуске: 1, 2019 года.

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The article deals with how the notion of xenophobia is re-iterated in contemporary science fiction. First, the author provides a brief analysis of xenophobia as a cognitive phenomenon that is, on the one hand, built into the mass culture as an archetypal attitude and, on the other hand, symbolically disguised following the two prototypic scenarios-those of alienation and of appropriation. One of the central arguments of the article is that the quintessential sci-fi “alien” is based on the reinvented image of a Jew in the Western culture, while the narrative of “androids” draws on the historical and emotional experience of black slavery.


Xenophobia, science fiction, poststructuralism, posthumanism, mass culture, cultural criticism, otherness, alienation, anti-semitism, slavery

Короткий адрес: https://sciup.org/14113481

IDR: 14113481   |   DOI: 10.32415/jscientia.2019.01.12

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