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Deep space and sacred time : Star trek in the American mythos

Author: Jon Wagner; Jan Lundeen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Deep Space and Sacred Time examines Star Trek's humanist creed, with its faith in the human capacity for compassion, growth and self-guidance."--BOOK JACKET. "Jon Wagner and Jan Lundeen reveal the evolving tension between Star Trek's liberalism and its subliminal messages of gender, race and class dominance; yet they also take issue with the recent wave of criticism that finds only homophobia, sexism, racism, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wagner, Jon G.
Deep space and sacred time.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998
(OCoLC)607428953
Online version:
Wagner, Jon G.
Deep space and sacred time.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998
(OCoLC)607898693
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Wagner; Jan Lundeen
ISBN: 0275962253 9780275962258
OCLC Number: 38732168
Description: xiii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mirror, mirror: myth and the human condition --
Who mourns for Adonais? heroes without gods --
Galaxy's child: the human estate --
Demons and doppelgangers: the inexorable self --
Celestial femininity: gender in the Star trek cosmos --
The perfect mate: family, sexuality, and male bonding --
This side of paradise: Utopian visions --
Up the long ladder: evolution, progress, and destiny --
Code of the West: racial and cultural mastery on the final frontier --
Decentered cosmos: trekking through postmodernism --
Phoenix rising: reclaiming humanism --
Prospero's world: owning the mythic legacy.
Responsibility: Jon Wagner, Jan Lundeen.
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For many Americans, "Star Trek" fills the role of a secular humanist mythology, exploring and mediating the ambiguities of modern culture while offering hope and empowerment in an orderly cosmos. The  Read more...

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