Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State: 1958-Present

Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State: 1958-Present

by M. Wildermuth
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Overview

As American security became increasingly dependent on technology to shape the consciousness of its populace and to defend them, science fiction shows like The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and The X-Files both promoted the regime's gendered logic and raised significant questions about that logic and its gendered roles.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349488421
Publisher: Springer Nature Customer Service Center LLC
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Mark E. Wildermuth is Professor of English at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Evolution of Gendered Security State Logic 2. Before and After the Missile Crisis: Sci Fi TV and Gender, 1958-1968 3. In the Wake of Vietnam: The Paradoxes of the 70s and the Conflicts of the 80s 4. The 1990s: The Complexity of Gender in the Clinton Era 5. Trials and Triumphs in the 9/11 Milieu Conclusion

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