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Title: Disaster and perversion in techno-capitalist societies : reading J.G. Ballard's fiction from a deleuzian perspective
Author: Hwang, Eunju
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 5699
Awarding Body: The University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2009
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In this thesis, I classify J.G. Ballard's major novels into three categories according to theme, period and cultural background, in order to elucidate the historically-changing cultural arises and psychological responses evoked in his fiction: the Natural Transformation Quartet (The Wind from Nowhere, The Drowned World, The Drought, and The Crystal World); the Urban Disaster Trilogy (Crash, Concrete Island, and High-Rise); and the Suburban Disaster Quartet (Cocaine Nights, Super-Cannes, Millennium People, and Kingdom Come). As Ballard writes about the changing psychology of humans in techno-capitalist societies in the latter part of the twentieth century and beyond, the dominant themes that emerge are those of disaster an perversion.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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