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Extraterrestrials and the American zeitgeist : alien contact tales since the 1950s

Author: Aaron John Gulyas
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the 1950s, there have been men and women around the world claiming to have had contact with human-like visitors from space. This book explores how the "Contactee" subculture has critiqued political, social and cultural trends in the United States, Europe and elsewhere"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron John Gulyas
ISBN: 9780786471164 0786471166
OCLC Number: 808421722
Description: x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Meeting the saucer people --
The saucers arrive --
A brief history of flying saucers --
The dawn of contact: George Adamski --
Contactees in the Space Age: George Adamski's legacy in the 1950s and 1960s --
The new age: extraterrestrial contact since the 1970s --
Dark contact: men in black, demons and the end of the world --
Sex, gender and flying saucers --
Contact, humanity and the future.
Responsibility: Aaron John Gulyas.

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