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Space oddities : women and outer space in popular film and culture, 1960-2000

Author: Marie Lathers
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating new perspective on the Space Race combining brilliant film scholarship with gender studies and feminist theory.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Lathers
ISBN: 9781441190499 144119049X 9781441172051 144117205X
OCLC Number: 595738829
Notes: Introduction : Space for women : a problem deferred. It's about time : a brief history of women in space. Bottled up : inner and outer space in I dream of Jeannie. Staying home : astronaut wives and domestic engineering. Chimpanzees in space and Gorillas in the mist. The astronaut's new clothes : naked in space in Nude on the moon, Barbarella, and Alien. Making contact. First contact. Conclusion : Black holes and the body of the astrophysicist.
Description: x, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Space for women : a problem deferred. It's about time : a brief history of women in space. Bottled up : inner and outer space in I dream of Jeannie. Staying home : astronaut wives and domestic engineering. Chimpanzees in space and Gorillas in the mist. The astronaut's new clothes : naked in space in Nude on the moon, Barbarella, and Alien. Making contact. First contact. Conclusion : Black holes and the body of the astrophysicist.
Responsibility: Marie Lathers.

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Comprehensive, provocative, and sure to anger people who believe that the space movement has progressed beyond its early treatment of women as aliens in space. Howard McCurdy, School of Public Read more...

 
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