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dc.contributor.advisorClark, Hilaryen_US
dc.creatorFriesen, Rilla Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-27T20:33:55Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:09:15Z
dc.date.available2009-03-31T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:09:15Z
dc.date.created2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-11272007-203355en_US
dc.description.abstractSince William Gibson includes a Rastafarian Enclave and a theological compass in Neuromancer, this can be used to examine the troublesome natures of the two Artificial Intelligences, Wintermute and Neuromancer. The Rastafarian's beliefs and interpretations of Babylon and Zion, the oppressors and the liberated, add political significance to the Tessier-Ashpool's and their enslaved Artificial Intelligences. Since the Artificial Intelligences are both created of Babylon – the Tessier-Ashpools – and also wanting to be free of them, they are something outside of both. In the Artificial Intelligences, then, Gibson collapses the straightforward dichotomy of Babylon and Zion.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectWilliam Gibsonen_US
dc.subjectNeuromanceren_US
dc.subjectRastafarianen_US
dc.subjectdystopianen_US
dc.subjectbinary oppositionen_US
dc.subjectArtificial Intelligenceen_US
dc.titleThe creation and dissolution of binaries in William Gibson's Neuromancer: Babylon, Zion, and the artificial intelligencesen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreProjecten_US


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