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Robots in American popular culture

Author: Steve Carper
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland and Company, Inc., 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They are invincible warriors of steel, silky-skinned enticers, stealers of jobs and lovable goofball sidekicks. Legions of robots and androids star in the dream factories of Hollywood and leer on pulp magazine covers, instantly recognizable icons of American popular culture. For two centuries, we have been told tales of encounters with creatures stronger, faster and smarter than ourselves, making us wonder who would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Carper
ISBN: 9781476635057 1476635056
OCLC Number: 1107667181
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: The Robot Pre-Computer; 1. The Robot and the Android: The Origin of the Species; 2. The Heimlich Maneuver: Robots in Early Fiction; 3. Is It Mechanism or Soul? Robots on the Stage; 4. The Wonderful Walking Mechanical Men; 5. "Quiet, Please-I'm Talking": The Westinghouse Family of Robots; 6. Iron Monster Turns Traitor: Amateur Robots; 7. Buck, Flash, Tillie and Mickey: Robots in Comic Strips; 8. A Tribe of Living Mechanical Men! Robots in Comic Books; 9. Utterly Alien and Nonhuman: The Robot in Golden Age Science Fiction 10. The Automaton! Robots in MoviesPart Two: The Robot Post-Computer; 11. Robots as Camp; 12. Robots and Kids; 13. Robots as Androids; 14. Robots as Sexbots; 15. Robots as Enemies; 16. Robots, Robots Everywhere; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Legions of robots and androids star in the dream factories of Hollywood and leer on pulp magazine covers, instantly recognizable icons of American popular culture. This book examines society's  Read more...

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