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The Enduring Fantastic: Essays on Imagination and Western Culture
  

The Enduring Fantastic: Essays on Imagination and Western Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Hoeglund, Anna
Edited by Trenter, Cecilia

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    30 May 21

Fantastic fiction is traditionally understood as Western genre literature such as fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Expanding on this understanding, these essays explore how the fantastic has been used in Western societies since the Middle Ages as a tool for organizing and ma...terializing abstractions in order to make sense of the present social order. Disciplines represented here include literature studies, gender studies, biology, ethnology, archeology, history, religion, game studies, cultural sociology, and film studies. Individual essays cover topics such as the fantastic creatures of medieval chronicle, mummy medicine in eighteenth-century Sweden, how fears of disease filtered through the universal and adaptable vampire, the gender aspects of goddess worship in the secular West, ecocentrism in fantasy fiction, how videogames are dealing with the remediation of heritage, and more.
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ISBN 9781476680125
Released NZ 30 May 2021
Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 May 2021

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ISBN-13 9781476680125
Stock Release date is 30 May 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 May 2021
Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
Imprint McFarland & Co Inc
Released 30 May 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Hoeglund, Anna
Edited by Trenter, Cecilia
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Popular Culture
Number of Pages 191
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 809.915
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fantastic, The, Fantastic, The, in literature, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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