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Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State

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Download Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State PDF Format Full Free by M. Wildermuth and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As American security became increasingly dependent on technology to shape the consciousness of its populace and to defend them, science fiction shows like The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and The X-Files both promoted the regime's gendered logic and raised significant questions about that logic and its gendered roles.


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To Boldly Go

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ISBN 13 : 1476629315
Pages : 268 pages
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Download To Boldly Go PDF Format Full Free by Nadine Farghaly and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-06-09 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2016, Star Trek—arguably the most popular science fiction franchise of all time—turned 50. During that time the original series and its various offshoots have created some of the genre’s most iconic characters and reiterated a vision of an egalitarian future where humans no longer discriminate against race, gender or sexuality. This collection of new essays provides a timely study of how well Star Trek has lived up to its own ideals of inclusivity and equality, and how well prepared it is to boldly go with everyone into the next half century.


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Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State

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ISBN 13 : 9781137408884
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State PDF Format Full Free by Mark E. Wildermuth and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The medium of television both reflects and comments upon the gendered logic of the security regime in America. Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State uses science fiction shows from WWII through the present as a lens to explore the most essential aspects of the security regime, as the genre consistently focuses on technologies of mediation, communication, and war. As American security became increasingly dependent on technology to help shape the consciousness of its populace and to defend them from the technological threats posed by other countries, shows like The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and The X-Files both promoted the regime's gendered logic and raised significant questions about that logic and the gendered roles it supported to maintain the security of the state. By charting the interaction between political developments in the security state and the evolution of feminist ideology in the culture from the end of WWII to the present, Wildermuth shows how these shows reflected and helped catalyze an evolving feminist consciousness in American culture and explores where they may yet take us in the future.


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The Outer Limits

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ISBN 13 : 0814347460
Pages : 144 pages
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Download The Outer Limits PDF Format Full Free by Joanne Morreale and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2022-04-05 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a history and criticism of an important disrupting force in early science-fiction television programming.


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War as Performance

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ISBN 13 : 3319943677
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Download War as Performance PDF Format Full Free by Lindsey Mantoan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines performance in the context of the 2003 Iraq War and subsequent conflicts with Daesh, or the so-called Islamic State. Working within a theater and performance studies lens, it analyzes adaptations of Greek tragedy, documentary theater, political performances by the Bush administration, protest performances, satiric news television programs, and post-apocalyptic narratives in popular culture. By considering performance across genre and media, War as Performance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture, warfare, and militarization, and argues that spectacular and banal aesthetics of contemporary war positions performance as a practice struggling to distance itself from appropriation by the military for violent ends. Contemporary warfare has infiltrated our narratives to such an extent that it holds performance hostage. As lines between the military and performance weaken, this book analyzes how performance responds to and potentially shapes war and conflict in the new century.


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Boom or Bust

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ISBN 13 : 0806169982
Pages : 221 pages
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Download Boom or Bust PDF Format Full Free by Sheena B. Stief and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2021-04-01 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vast number of studies have documented the economic and geological effects of oil production, but the impact of boom-and-bust cycles on individuals and communities has received less attention. Boom or Bust remedies this gap by highlighting the personal experiences of those directly affected in an economy dominated by oil and natural gas production. The Permian Basin is one of the largest oil-producing regions in the United States. People who live there have benefited from explosive growth, only to see opportunities vanish with sudden industry downturns. In 2016, the National Endowment for the Humanities funded a grant for the study and collection of energy narratives in this economically volatile region. Boom or Bust derives from that community initiative and offers a unique contribution to the developing field of energy humanities. The oil-field industry may seem to be all about numbers, but as Boom or Bust demonstrates, residents of oil-and-gas country, whether they work in the oil field or not, are at the mercy of an ever-shifting economy. When the price of oil rises, companies move in and newcomers flood the area, expanding the employment force. And as the population booms, so does the infrastructure of cities. When prices drop, though, families must make difficult choices: whether to stay put or follow the oil to another location. With the ensuing declines in population, small businesses close their doors and unemployment levels rise. Despite the inevitable declines and despite the increase in alternative energy resources, many West Texans feel a sense of pride that borders on patriotism. Boom or Bust reveals the full complexity of boomtown culture.


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Alien-Invasion Films

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ISBN 13 : 3031117956
Pages : 318 pages
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Download Alien-Invasion Films PDF Format Full Free by Mark E. Wildermuth and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-11-16 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies American science fiction films depicting invasions of the USA and Earth by extra- terrestrials within the context of imperialism from 1950–2020. It shows how such films imagine America and its allies as objects of colonial control. This trope enables filmmakers to explore the ethics of American interventionism abroad either by defending the status quo or by questioning interventionism. The study shows how these films comment on American domestic hegemonic practices regarding racial or gender hierarchies, as well as hegemonic practices abroad. Beginning with the Cold War consensus in the 1950s, the study shows how hegemony at home and abroad promotes division in the culture.


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Feminism and the Western in Film and Television

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ISBN 13 : 3319770012
Pages : 167 pages
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Download Feminism and the Western in Film and Television PDF Format Full Free by Mark E. Wildermuth and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book works to complicate and push against common arguments that the Western from its inception is an anti-feminist genre. By focusing on representations of women professionals in Westerns, it shows that women in cinematic and televisual Westerns sometimes do acquire agency and empowerment in the private and public realms, despite our culture’s tendency to gender the former as feminine and the latter as solely masculine. The study reviews the relationship of these progressive Westerns to both explicit and latent feminist ideologies relevant to their times, as the films evolved from the 1930s to the twenty-first century.


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ISBN 13 : 9783031117947
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Download Alien-Invasion Films PDF Format Full Free by Mark E. Wildermuth and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2022-12-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies American science fiction films depicting invasions of the USA and Earth by extra- terrestrials within the context of imperialism from 1950–2020. It shows how such films imagine America and its allies as objects of colonial control. This trope enables filmmakers to explore the ethics of American interventionism abroad either by defending the status quo or by questioning interventionism. The study shows how these films comment on American domestic hegemonic practices regarding racial or gender hierarchies, as well as hegemonic practices abroad. Beginning with the Cold War consensus in the 1950s, the study shows how hegemony at home and abroad promotes division in the culture.


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US Foreign Policy

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Pages : 481 pages
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Download US Foreign Policy PDF Format Full Free by Michael Cox and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2008 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 435 Strengths and weaknesses of the USA p. 437 The US political order and foreign policy p. 439 Future foreign policies p. 441 Catastrophic scenarios p. 447 Conclusion p. 448 References p. 451 Index p. 469 Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved. Summary U. S. Foreign Policy by Cox, Michael (Editor); Stokes, Doug (Editor) Terms of use Bringing together contributions from a number of the world's leading experts, U.S. Foreign Policyprovides the most comprehensive introduction to the topic available. It covers the rise of America, U.S. foreign policy during and after the Cold War, and the complex issues facing the U.S. since September 11th. The only textbook that includes a section on U.S. foreign policy in several different regions around the world, it enables students to analyze U.S. foreign policy in practice. U.S. Foreign Policyintegrates exceptional pedagogical features throughout, including readers' guides, key points, questions, guides to further reading, text boxes, and a glossary. An accompanying companion website offers an interactive timeline, an interactive map, multiple-choice questions, monthly commentaries, a flashcard glossary, essay questions, and seminar questions and activities. Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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American Science Fiction TV

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ISBN 13 : 9780819567383
Pages : 322 pages
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Download American Science Fiction TV PDF Format Full Free by Jan Johnson-Smith and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A full-length analysis of the popular phenomenon of American science fiction television argues that the genre has replaced the Western in the American cultural imagination; explores common themes in science fiction--including politics, ideology, ethnicity, gender, and militarism--and examines narrative patterns and visual styles as exemplified by key science fiction series. Original.


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Book Review Digest

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The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader

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ISBN 13 : 9780813124926
Pages : 368 pages
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Download The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader PDF Format Full Free by J.P. Telotte and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2008-05-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once confined solely to literature and film, science fiction has emerged to become a firmly established, and wildly popular, television genre over the last half century. The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader provides insight into and analyses of the most important programs in the history of the genre and explores the breadth of science fiction programming. Editor J. P. Telotte and the contributors explain the gradual transformation of the genre from low-budget cinematic knockoffs to an independent and distinct televisual identity. Their essays track the dramatic evolution of early hits such as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek into the science fiction programming of today with its more recent successes such as Lost and Heroes. They highlight the history, narrative approaches, and themes of the genre with an inviting and accessible style. In essays that are as varied as the shows themselves, the contributors address the full scope of the genre. In his essay “The Politics of Star Trek: The Original Series,” M. Keith Booker examines the ways in which Star Trek promoted cultural diversity and commented on the pioneering attitude of the American West. Susan George takes on the refurbished Battlestar Galactica series, examining how the show reframes questions of gender. Other essays explore the very attributes that constitute science fiction television: David Lavery’s essay “The Island’s Greatest Mystery: Is Lost Science Fiction?”calls into question the defining characteristics of the genre. From anime to action, every form of science fiction television is given thoughtful analysis enriched with historical perspective. Placing the genre in a broad context, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader outlines where the genre has been, where it is today, and where it may travel in the future. No longer relegated to the periphery of television, science fiction now commands a viewership vast enough to sustain a cable channel devoted to the genre.


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The Writers Directory

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