Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/103503300114531
Title: Consuming spaces: Clive Barker, William Gibson and the cultural poetics of postmodern fantasy
Authors: Goh, R.B.H. 
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Goh, R.B.H. (2000). Consuming spaces: Clive Barker, William Gibson and the cultural poetics of postmodern fantasy. Social Semiotics 10 (1) : 21-39. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/103503300114531
Abstract: A significant trend emerges in contemporary fantasy-what might be called 'heterocosmic fantasy', as opposed to an older but still vital tradition of 'epic' high fantasy. The narrative forms of heterocosmic fantasy accord with the defining characteristics of contemporary media (particularly the Internet and contemporary television programming, and the practice of 'surfing' both of these), but this form of fantasy also rehearses certain ideological modes of behaviour. In particular, it rehearses in textual form the illusory alterity, the management of potential social unrest, and the frenetic consumption of 'late capitalist' society. © 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Source Title: Social Semiotics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129382
ISSN: 10350330
DOI: 10.1080/103503300114531
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