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Aliens R us : the other in science fiction cinema

Author: Ziauddin Sardar; Sean Cubitt
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores the global culture of science fiction cinema, and in particular its representation of contemporary images of the other. The contributors examine the science fiction genre as an international, populist form of social analysis.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aliens R us.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606778147
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ziauddin Sardar; Sean Cubitt
ISBN: 0745315445 9780745315447 0745315399 9780745315393
OCLC Number: 47092392
Description: 186 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Delicatessen : eco-apocalypse in the new French science fiction cinema / Sean Cubitt --
Rewriting the 'American dream' : postmodernism and otherness in Independence day / Jan Mair --
Displacements of gender and race in Space : above and beyond / Nickianne Moody --
Star trek : first contact : the hybrid, the whore and the machine / Christine Wertheim --
Japanimation : techno-orientalism, media tribes and rave culture / Toshiya Ueno --
Wicked cities : the other in Hong Kong science fiction / Gregory B Lee and Sunny SK Lam --
Saying 'yours' and 'mine' in Deep space nine / Kirk W Junker and Robert Duffy --
False and double consciousness : race, virtual reality and the assimilation of Hong Kong action cinema in The matrix / Peter X Feng --
Global visions and European perspectives / Dimitris Eleftheriotis.
Other Titles: Aliens are us
Responsibility: edited by Ziauddin Sardar and Sean Cubitt.

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'A left-wing reader on the nature of science fiction. A useful jumping off point into an examination of the discourse that underlines the genre' -- The Lecturer

 
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