Aliens R Us. The Other In Science Fiction Cinema

Sardar Ziauddin, Cubbitt Sean

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publisher Place: Usa
Publisher Year: 2002
Edition: First Edition

Description: 186 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: "Aliens R Us" explores the global culture of science fiction cinema, and in particular its presentation of contemporary images of the Other. Taking as a starting point the popularity of international forms such as Japanese Manga and Hong Kong sci-fi, in addition to the success of films such as "The Matrix" and television series such as "Deep Space Nine", the contributors examine the science fiction genre as an international, populist form of social analysis. In doing so, they discuss issues such as Orientalism, technology, apocalyptic futures, xenophobia, militarism and the role of women. Most contemporary studies look at the generic characteristics of science fiction, with its allegorical rendering of contemporary life, usually in relation to America. This book moves beyond a purely generic study, assessing European and Asian film work, discussing their varying representations of the Other, and what this reveals about popular perceptions of global culture and society. Case studies include "Independence Day", "Star Trek: First Contact" and "Until the End of the World", in addition to chapters on eco-Apocalypse and new French sci-fi and New Manchester Ecstasy sci-fi. Industry Reviews A left-wing reader on the nature of science fiction. A useful jumping off point into an examination of the discourse that underlines the genre -- The Lecturer

ISBN: 9780745315393


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