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Microfascism and the Double Exclusion in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon'

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Microfascism and the Double Exclusion in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon'. / Ryder, Mike.

In: Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction , Vol. 132, No. Spring 2019, 21.05.2019, p. 54-65.

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Ryder, M 2019, 'Microfascism and the Double Exclusion in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon'' Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction , vol. 132, no. Spring 2019, pp. 54-65.

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Ryder, M. (2019). Microfascism and the Double Exclusion in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon'. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction , 132(Spring 2019), 54-65.

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Ryder M. Microfascism and the Double Exclusion in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon'. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction . 2019 May 21;132(Spring 2019):54-65.

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Ryder, Mike. / Microfascism and the Double Exclusion in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon'. In: Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction . 2019 ; Vol. 132, No. Spring 2019. pp. 54-65.

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title = "Microfascism and the Double Exclusion in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon'",
abstract = "In Flowers for Algernon (1966) protagonist Charlie Gordon is trapped in a world of biopolitical control. Not only is he outcast and framed as an Agambian homo sacer, but he is also ‘programmed’ much like a robot through microfascisms planted in him from an early age. This paper explores the biopolitical implications of Charlie’s exile, and the significance of exclusions and microfascisms as an effective means of social control. It asks: why does Charlie desire his own repression, and how does his double exclusion serve to replicate social codes and manufacture consent to sovereign rule?",
keywords = "biopolitics, exclusion, inclusion, microfascism, Flowers for Algernon, science fiction, Daniel Keyes, Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, robot, subjectivity, Charlie Gordon, homo sacer",
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