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dc.contributor.authorBanerjee, Suparno ( )
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-05T17:12:33Z
dc.date.available2019-04-05T17:12:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.citationBanerjee, S. (2016). Crossing the Border: The Depiction of India in Ian McDonald's River of Gods and Cyberabad Days. Science Fiction Studies, 43(3), pp. 496-513.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7962
dc.description.abstractIn this article I argue that Northern Irish author Ian McDonald's works, River of Gods (2004) and Cyberabad Days (2008), set in India deviate from the prevalent Orientalism of mainstream Western science fiction. Drawing on Shameem Black and Peter Heehs's theories of cross-cultural representation, I claim that despite its flaws the empathetic approach McDonald employs is very appropriate for border-crossing literature in this era of globalization. In this context, I posit that while a deep understanding of the culture is necessary for effective representation, overdependence on "native informants" may actually lead to fallacious expectations.en_US
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dc.format.extent18 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSF-TH Inc., DePauw Universityen_US
dc.sourceScience Fiction Studies, 2016, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 496-513, Greencastle, IN: SF-TH Inc., DePauw University.
dc.subjectScience fictionen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subjectRiver of Godsen_US
dc.subjectCyberabad Daysen_US
dc.subjectMcDonald, Ianen_US
dc.subjectBlack, Shameemen_US
dc.subjectHeehs, Peteren_US
dc.titleCrossing the Border: The Depiction of India in Ian McDonald's River of Gods and Cyberabad Daysen_US
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5621/sciefictstud.43.3.0496
dc.description.departmentEnglish


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