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Dystopic Worlds and the Fear of Multiculturalism

  • Simone Brioni
  • Daniele Comberiati
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Part of the Studies in Global Science Fiction book series (SGSF)

Abstract

Analyzing Stefano Tamburini’s comic book RanXerox (1978–97); Michele Medda, Antonio Serra, and Bepi Vigna’s comic book Nathan Never (1991); and literature written by migrant authors, such as Amor Dekhis, Miguel Angel Garcia, and Christiana de Caldas Brito, this chapter explores the representation of racial purity and hybridity in Italian dystopic narratives from the 1980s to the 2000s. The chapter traces the shift from dystopic narratives of the 1980s and 1990s—which represented identitarian and social alienation caused by modern technology and the capitalist mode of production—to the dystopic narratives of the early 2000s, which have focused on the effects of increasing racism and xenophobia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Brioni
    • 1
  • Daniele Comberiati
    • 2
  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3MontpellierFrance

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