Speculative Whiteness: Science Fiction and the Alt-Right (Forerunners: Ideas First) (Paperback)

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Reveals the alt-right’s project to claim science fiction and—by extension—the future

Fascists such as Richard Spencer interpret science fiction films and literature as saying only white men have the imagination required to invent a high-tech future. Other white nationalists envision racist utopias filled with Aryan supermen and all-white space colonies. Speculative Whiteness traces these ideas through the entangled histories of science fiction culture and white supremacist politics, showing that debates about representation in science fiction films and literature are struggles over who has the right to imagine and inhabit the future. Although fascists insist that tomorrow belongs to them, they have always been and will continue to be contested by antifascist fans willing to fight for the future.

About the Author


Jordan S. Carroll is author of Reading the Obscene: Transgressive Editors and the Class Politics of US Literature, which won the MLA Prize for Independent Scholars.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781517917081
ISBN-10: 1517917085
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2024
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Forerunners: Ideas First