Dystopias Go Global: The Transnational Reorganization of Territories and Societies in Elysium
Resumen: This article argues that at the turn of the twenty-first century science fiction (SF) cinema has begun to show particular interest in transnational interactions and cosmopolitan concerns. The article focuses on one of the most representative groups of this trend: dystopias that explore the transnational systems that shape deeply unequal societies. The first part of the article provides an overview of the different transnational issues that contemporary dystopias deal with. The article then presents the film Elysium (Neill Blomkamp, 2013) as a representative example of this trend. The analysis of Elysium sheds light on several socioeconomic and territorial processes that are shaping the development of neoliberal globalization in the twenty-first century: extraterritorial operations, market incorporation, and the reorganization and superposition of borders. The article concludes that Elysium and similar films at first appear to criticize a set of structures and practices that prevent large numbers of people from living in decent conditions, but eventually reproduce the same circumstances and hierarchies that they appear to denounce.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.4312/elope.15.1.111-125
Año: 2018
Publicado en: ELOPE 15, 1 (2018), 111-125
ISSN: 1581-8918

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.102 - Education (Q3) - Literature and Literary Theory (Q3) - Linguistics and Language (Q3) - Language and Linguistics (Q3)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/H12
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/FFI2013-43968-P
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Filología Inglesa (Dpto. Filolog.Inglesa y Alema.)
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