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Gender and sexuality in Star Trek : allegories of desire in the television series and films

Author: David Greven
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Topics include the 1960s original's deconstruction of the male gaze and the traditional assumptions of male visual mastery; constructions of femininity in Star Trek: Voyager, particularly in the relationship between Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine; and the ways in which Star Trek: Enterprise's adoption of neoconservative politics may have led to its commercial and aesthetic failure"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Greven
ISBN: 9780786444137 0786444134
OCLC Number: 320800130
Description: v, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Star Trek, gender, race, allegory, and desire --
Lonely planets : original Star Trek, the male gaze, and the allegorization of desire --
Futures end : Star Trek allegory and the representation of queer characters --
Projecting desire : holograms, artists, and gay male allegory --
Queering gender : Voyager's Neelix as the male mother --
The seething skin : Star Trek, masculinity, and race --
The twilight of identity : Enterprise, neoconservatism, and the death of Star Trek --
White whales : rage and masculinity in Star Trek II : The wrath of Khan and Star Trek : first contact --
An epic for women : Star Trek : Voyager's "dark frontier" --
The echo over the voice : Star Trek : nemesis and patriarchal narcissism --
Afterword : J.J. Abrams and the fate of Trek.
Responsibility: David Greven.

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Studying the "Star Trek" myth from the original 1960s series to the 2009 franchise-reboot film, this book challenges frequent accusations that the "Star Trek" saga refuses to represent queer  Read more...

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