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dc.contributor.supervisor Brayton, Sean
dc.contributor.supervisor Helstein, Michelle T.
dc.contributor.author Rickards, Nicholas Geoffrey
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-10T17:48:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-10T17:48:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5184
dc.description.abstract The second decade of the 21st century saw a unique surge of young adult dystopian media from Hollywood and other popular entertainment industries. Trending after the release of The Hunger Games, the genre would continue to produce film and television series towards the turn of the decade. This thesis explores the intersection of politics, film, and television, and examines how young adult dystopian media transcoded tumultuous discourse of race, colonialism, capitalism, and neoliberalism which were circulating at the time. By reading three popular media texts, The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and the television series The 100, I suggest that these cultural artifacts, and the young adult dystopian genre as a whole, provides a spaces for exploring issues of concern in our own society by projecting them on the landscape of a dystopian future. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded by SSHRC (Social Science Humanities Research Council) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Young adult fiction -- Themes, motives en_US
dc.subject Dystopian films -- History and criticism en_US
dc.subject Race in motion pictures en_US
dc.subject Imperialism in motion pictures en_US
dc.subject Capitalism and mass media en_US
dc.subject Neoliberalism in popular culture en_US
dc.subject Hunger Games (Motion picture) en_US
dc.subject Maze Runner: the Scorch Trials (Motion picture) en_US
dc.subject 100 (Television program) en_US
dc.subject capitalism en_US
dc.subject colonialism en_US
dc.subject dystopian cinema en_US
dc.subject neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject young adult media en_US
dc.title Imagining race and neoliberalism in young adult dystopian cinema en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0900 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0708 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0534 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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