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dc.contributor.authorMarsden, Vanessa Rachael
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T13:28:11Z
dc.date.available2016-08-26T13:28:11Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72109
dc.description.abstractThis thesis considers how Larissa Lai’s ecofeminist novel Salt Fish Girl (2002) usefully intervenes in debates about genetic engineering by challenging corporatist narratives of techno-scientific progress and control. With reference to a fictitious but familiar social system that increasingly serves the interests of big corporations and thus seems to be out of the control of individuals, Lai foregrounds the unintended consequences of genetic engineering, including the capacity for engineered or mutated bodies to subvert the various policies and practices that seek to control and devalue them. Rather than being eliminated by genetic engineering, mutations and mutated bodes are unavoidable products of the process. By subverting the principles on which they were created, Lai’s unruly mutant bodies offer the possibility of alternatives to the corporate social structure that seeks to regulate and normalize individuals.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectTechno-Scientific Progressen_US
dc.subjectGenetic Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectNormalizationen_US
dc.subjectHomogeneityen_US
dc.subjectQueer Resistanceen_US
dc.subjectLai, Larissa
dc.subjectEcofeminism in literature
dc.title"It's All There Right in Front of You": Corporate Ideology and Genetic Engineering in Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girlen_US
dc.date.defence2016-08-22
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Lyn Bennetten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Dana Mounten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Deborah Stilesen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Carrie Dawsonen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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