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Dis-Orienting PlanetsRacial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction$
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Isiah Lavender III

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811523

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.001.0001

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Beyond Techno-Orientalism

Beyond Techno-Orientalism

Virtual Worlds and Identity Tourism in Japanese Cyberpunk

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(p.144) Beyond Techno-Orientalism
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Dis-Orienting Planets
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Baryon Tensor Posadas

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0011

In “Beyond Techno-Orientalism: Virtual Worlds and Identity Tourism in Japanese Cyberpunk,” Baryon Tensor Posadas demonstrates how the impact of techno-Orientalism on Japanese SF opens up an important space to articulate the larger stakes of how the mechanisms of colonial cognitive estrangement continue to set the terms for the imagination of futurity. It goes beyond the mere cataloging of cultural misrepresentations. He uses Gorō Masaki’s Venus City (1992) to bring attention to the structural pervasiveness of the gendered and racialized infrastructure that sets the terms of the genre’s attempts to imagine other worlds and futurities.

Keywords:   Cyberpunk, Techno-Orientalism, Virtual Reality, Colonialism, Identity tourism

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