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Restless Subjects in Rigid Systems : Risk and Speculation in Millennial Fictions of the North American Pacific Rim, Paperback / softback Book

Restless Subjects in Rigid Systems : Risk and Speculation in Millennial Fictions of the North American Pacific Rim Paperback / softback

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The anticipatory logic of speculation and pre-emptive politics of risk are increasingly gaining significance in a globalising neoliberal world.

This study traces risk and speculation as aesthetic and political-economic strategies in factual and fictional discourses emerging at the North American Pacific Rim within a decade around 2000.

Its exemplary close readings in particular focus on three fictional texts (Kathryn Bigelow's Hollywood film "Strange Days", 1995, Karen T Yamashita's novel "Tropic of Orange", 1997, and Larissa Lai's novel "Salt Fish Girl", 2002) whose intricate aesthetics pass perceptive critique on concurrent political-economic discourses and their subtle reconfiguration of race, class, and gender.

The speculative near-future scenarios projected by these artefacts expose the rise of risk as a new rationality of governance.

At the same time they illustrate neoliberal speculation as a new paradigm of subject formation at a hyper-capitalist, millennial Pacific Rim.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9783837624168

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