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dc.contributor.authorHay, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-14T13:37:15Z
dc.date.available2021-12-14T13:37:15Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-01
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626575/Rethinking-the-Ekumen-accepted.pdf?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationHay, J. (2021). Neocolonial auspices: Rethinking the Ekumen in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish Cycle. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 32(1), 5-29.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0897-0521
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626575
dc.description.abstractAlthough the Ekumen in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish Cycle have frequently been read as a utopian social body, their policy of contacting native cultures frequently provokes the erasure of that same cultural multiplicity which they purport to value. Hence, the uneven cultural synthesis enacted by the Ekumen across the galaxy cannot be intended as a positive epistemology of multicultural society. Rather, throughout the Hainish Cycle, the colonial practices of the Ekumen rhetorically contrast the series’ emphasis upon the multifaceted forms of life and culture found across the unassimilated worlds of the galaxy. Accordingly, Le Guin’s series problematizes the colonial practices of the Ekumen through what we might profitably term its mundane dialectic, which consequently engenders a cogent means of neocolonial discourse.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (Idaho University)en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.fantastic-arts.org/jfa/en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectUrsula K Le Guinen_US
dc.subjectScience Fictionen_US
dc.subjectNeocolonialismen_US
dc.titleNeocolonial Auspices: Rethinking the Ekumen in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish Cycleen_US
dc.title.alternativeRethinking the Ekumen in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish Cycleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Fantastic in the Artsen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderN/Aen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-08-19
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-12-01
dc.date.deposited2021-12-14en_US
dc.indentifier.issn0897-0521en_US


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