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dc.contributor.authorLoy, Tayloren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:27Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-17en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04272008-112840en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31976
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a cross-genre pilot study in Anarchist thought experiments. It is not an attempt to produce an encyclopedic review of the emergence or function of anarchism in critical dystopias. My objective is not so ambitious; my aim is to plot the evolution of each rebellion within its own context. In the end, I hope to broaden an understanding of Anarchy and Anarchism: not an understanding that congeals and grows more rigid, but rather an understanding that expands and flows, nearing a point of superfluidity. The primary focal points of analysis are Ursula K. Le Guin's novel The Dispossessed, the graphic novel V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, and the film The Matrix, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. These texts and film have been selected for this project because they each present disparate versions of anarchistic rebellions. Drawing from Thomas Hughes' characterization of the evolution of large technological systems, I analyze the responses of the protagonist Anarchists in these works to the oppressive components of their respective technological infrastructures. The aim of this paper is not to conclude definitely what Anarchism is but what it does, how it works within the boundaries of each thought experiment. Ultimately, each of these texts is a performance, an acting out of Anarchistic ideals embodied in each character's response to the demands of their environment.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLoy_MA_ThesisETD.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjecttechnological momentumen_US
dc.subjectterroristen_US
dc.subjectterrorismen_US
dc.subjectrevolutionen_US
dc.subjectmutual aiden_US
dc.subjectutopiaen_US
dc.titleAnarchy in Critical Dystopias: An Anatomy of Rebellionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairKnapp, Shoshana Milgramen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSiegle, Robert B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCollier, James H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04272008-112840/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-04-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-05-30
dc.date.adate2008-05-30en_US


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