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Archaeology of Identity and DissonanceContexts for a Brave New World$
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Diane F. George  and Bernice Kurchin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056197

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056197.001.0001

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On Time and Identity

On Time and Identity

Some Notes toward an Archaeology of the Future

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(p.277) 13 On Time and Identity
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Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance
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O. Hugo Benavides

Bernice Kurchin

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056197.003.0013

This chapter explores the relationship between time and identity through an excavation of three science fiction novels set in a futuristic London or London-esque city. The interplay of past, present, and future in the production of identity is seen in the excavation of the protagonists’ lives. Each faces a personal crisis of identity that can be resolved only by excavating the past in order to navigate the present and construct the future.

Keywords:   Time and identity, Science fiction, London, production of identity

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