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Cylons in America : critical studies in Battlestar Galactica

Author: Tiffany Potter; C W Marshall
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2008.
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With its fourth season due to air in January 2008, the award-winning Battlestar Galactica continues to be popular for non-network television. This book collects critical studies of Battlestar  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cylons in America.
New York : Continuum, 2008
(OCoLC)608342202
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tiffany Potter; C W Marshall
ISBN: 9780826428479 0826428479 9780826428486 0826428487
OCLC Number: 165958598
Description: x, 278 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: "I see the patterns": Battlestar galactica and the things that matter / C. W. Marshall and Tiffany Potter --
Pt. 1: life in the fleet, American life --
(Re)framing fear: equipment for living in a post 9/11 world / Brian L. Ott --
Torture, terrorism, and other aspects of human nature / Erika Johnson-Lewis --
Alienation and the limits of the utopian impulse / Carl Silvio and Elizabeth Johnston --
The Cain mutiny: reflecting the faces of military leadership in a time of fear / Rikk Mulligan --
Mad, bad, and dangerous to know? negotiating stereotypes of science / Lorna Jowett --
Pyramid, boxing and sex / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. --
Pt. 2: Cylon/human interface --
The Cylons, the singularity, and God / C. W. Marshall and Matthew Wheeland --
"To be a person": Sharon Agathon and the social expression of individuality / Robert W. Moore --
Uncanny Cylons: resurrection and bodies of horror / Alison Peirse --
"Humanity's children": constructing and confronting the Cylons / Tama Leaver --
Hybridity's end / Matthew Gumpert --
Erasing difference: the Cylons as racial other / Christopher Deis --
Pt. 3: Form and context in twenty-first-century television --
When balance goes bad: how Battlestar Gallactica says everything and nothing / Chris Dzialo --
"This might be hard for you to watch": salvage humanity in "final cut" / Kevin McNeilly --
"Long live Stardoe!": can a female Starbuck survive? / Carla Kungl --
Authorized resistance: is fan production frakked? / Suzanne Scott --
Of duduks and Dylan: negotiating music and the aural space / Eftychia Papanikolaou --
"All this has happened before": repetition, reimagination, and eternal return / Jim Casey.
Responsibility: edited by Tiffany Potter and C.W. Marshall.
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"The collection engages and impresses with the acuity of its insights." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media

 
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In the post 9/11 society, this book calls into questions what it is to be human.  The book looks at what makes identity and how it can easily be stripped away by war, terrorism, torture, and fear.

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