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The Resource Frankenstein's daughters : women writing science fiction, Jane Donawerth

Frankenstein's daughters : women writing science fiction, Jane Donawerth

Label
Frankenstein's daughters : women writing science fiction
Title
Frankenstein's daughters
Title remainder
women writing science fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jane Donawerth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Women Science fiction authors - past and present - are united by the problems they face in attempting to write in this genre, an overwhelmingly male-dominated field. Science fiction has been defined by male-centered, scientific discourse that describes women as alien "others" rather than rational beings. This perspective has defined the boundaries of science fiction, resulting in women writers being excluded as equal participants in the genre. Frankenstein's Daughters explores the different strategies women have used to negotiate the minefields of their chosen career: they have created a unique utopian science formulated by and for women, with women characters taking center stage and actively confronting oppressors. This type of depiction is a radical departure from the condition where women are relegated to marginal roles within the narratives
  • Donawerth takes a comprehensive look at the field and explores the works of authors such as Mary Shelley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Anne McCaffrey
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donawerth, Jane
Dewey number
813/.08762099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S35
LC item number
D66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Science fiction, American
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Science fiction, English
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Science fiction, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
Frankenstein's daughters : women writing science fiction, Jane Donawerth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Utopian Science in Science Fiction by Women -- 2. Beautiful Alien Monster-Women -- BAMs -- 3. Progressing as a Male Narrator -- Epilogue: Virtual Women in Global Science Fiction
Control code
ocm35016513
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780815603955
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96021139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35016513
Label
Frankenstein's daughters : women writing science fiction, Jane Donawerth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Utopian Science in Science Fiction by Women -- 2. Beautiful Alien Monster-Women -- BAMs -- 3. Progressing as a Male Narrator -- Epilogue: Virtual Women in Global Science Fiction
Control code
ocm35016513
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780815603955
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96021139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35016513

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