Gibson e la ridislocazione del conflitto

Antonio Tursi


By crossing a literary genre such as science fiction and by opening its borders, in the last thirty years the American novelist William Gibson has drawn a deep sociology of the future. He has created a sort of sounding for societies-to-come which highlights some strong discontinuities but also some profound continuities with modern society. In particular, apart from envisaging a mediascape in which we have found ourselves living in, his novels have reported the political centrality of the imaginary related both to technologies and commodities. His character is thus irreducibly conflictual. A conflict which, while bringing new subjectivities into play and unfolding new dimensions, remains fundamentally embodied i.e. still concerned with concrete material interests.


science fiction; politics; imaginary; cyberspace; conflict; body

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