Mothers and Masters in Contemporary Utopian and Dystopian Literature (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures)

Mothers and Masters in Contemporary Utopian and Dystopian Literature (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures)


simply because advances made by way of technological know-how and know-how some distance outstripped advancements in human nature, utopian desires of ideal societies within the 20th century speedy metamorphosed into dystopian nightmares, which undermined person identification and threatened the integrity of the kin. Armed with technological and clinical instruments, totalizing social structures present in literature abolish the excellence among private and non-private existence and therefore penetrate and corrupt the very middle of all utopian blueprints and visions: the schooling of destiny generations. on the center of the kinfolk, moms as mom and dad transmit their various cultural traditions whereas socializing their teenagers and hence compete with ideologically pushed platforms that usurp their position as educators. Mothers and Masters in modern Utopian and Dystopian Literature focuses, for this reason, at the thematic significance of this and different maternal roles for normal metamorphosis: the shift to dystopia perpetually is signaled by means of the inversion of conventional maternal roles. The durability of the utopian-dystopian literary culture and patience of the maternal version of human relationships function issues of reference during this post-modern age of relative cultural values. Meta-utopian exploration of this thematic pressure among utopia and dystopia reminds us that «no position» will not be domestic, yet we have to continue going there.

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