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To seek out new worlds : science fiction and world politics

Author: Jutta Weldes
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Palgrave Macmillan edView all editions and formats
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Through detailed analyses of such texts as 'Blade Runner', 'Stalker', 'Star Trek', and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jutta Weldes
ISBN: 031229557X 9780312295578 1403960585 9781403960580
OCLC Number: 50503300
Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Popular culture, science fiction, and world politics : exploring intertextual relations / Jutta Weldes --
"To know him was to love him. Not to know him was to love him from afar: : diplomacy in Star Trek / Iver B. Newmann --
Bumpy space : imperialism and resistance in Star Trek : The Next Generation / Naeem Inayatullah --
Aliens, alien nations, and alienation in American political economy and popular culture / Ronnie D. Lipschutz --
Demon diasporas : confronting the other and the other-worldly in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel / Patricia Molloy --
Forbidden places, tempting spaces, and the politics of desire : on Stalker and beyond / Aida A. Hozic --
Representation is futile? : American anti-collectivism and the Borg / Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and Daniel H. Nexon --
The problem of the "world and beyond" : encountering "the other" in scinece fiction / Geoffrey Whitehall --
Feminist futures : science fiction, utopia, and the art of possibilities in world politics / Neta C. Crawford.
Responsibility: edited by Jutta Weldes.
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Through detailed analyses of such texts as 'Blade Runner', 'Stalker', 'Star Trek', and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.

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