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Curtis, Claire P., 1965-
Postapocalyptic fiction and the social contract : "we'll not go home again" / Claire P. Curtis
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PS374.A65 C87 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Apocalypse in literature
Science fiction, American -- History and criticism
Science fiction -- History and criticism
End of the world in literature
Regression (Civilization) in literature
Survival in literature
Literature and society -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description ix, 199 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-194) and index
Contents Last one out, please turn out the lights : on the beach and the road -- "Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short" : Hobbes and Lucifer's Hammer, the classic post-apocalyptic text -- "Industrious and rational" : John Locke and Alas, Babylon: the rational life post-apocalypse -- Man is born free; and everywhere is in chains: Rousseau and Malevil: the responsibilities of civil life -- "Maybe effort counted" : John Rawls and thought experiments -- "To take root among the stars" : Octavia Butler's parable of the sower and rethinking the social contract -- "We can choose": Octavia Butler's parable of the talents and the meaning of security

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