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E.T. culture : anthropology in outerspaces

Author: Debbora Battaglia
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2005.
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Anthropologists have long sought to describe alien societies. These cultural readings of alien encounters, draw on social science, science studies, linguistics, popular culture and social history as the contributors unsettle the boundaries of science, magic, and religion, and of technology.
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E.T. culture.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607668003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debbora Battaglia
ISBN: 0822336324 9780822336327 0822336219 9780822336211
OCLC Number: 61520296
Description: ix, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Insiders' voices in outerspaces / Debbora Battaglia --
Ufology as anthropology : race, extraterrestrials, and the occult / Christopher F. Roth --
Alien tongues / David Samuels --
The license : poetics, power, and the uncanny / Susan Lepselter --
"For those who are not afraid of the future" : raelian clonehood in the public sphere / Debbora Battaglia --
Intertextual enterprises : writing alternative places and meanings in the media mixed networks of Yugioh / Mizuko Ito --
Close encounters of the Nth kind : becoming sampled and the Mullis-ship connection / Richard Doyle --
"Come on, people --
we *are* the aliens. We seem to be suffering from host-planet rejection syndrome" : liminal illnesses, structural damnation, and social creativity / Joseph Dumit.
Responsibility: edited by Debbora Battaglia.
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