Aliens in America

Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace

Author: Jodi Dean

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484681

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 1716

Discusses the social and political implications of widespread belief in unidentified flying objects, extraterrestrials, and government cover-ups, and considers what they reveal in a culture of mass media and conflicting evidence

Aliens in America

A UFO Hunter's Guide to Extraterrestrial Hotpspots Across the U.S.

Author: William J Birnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440508720

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 8226

"You don't have to be an avid hunter to enjoy the many UFO hotspots in the United States. Nor do you have to have any special clearance to pull your car up along the "Alien Highway" outside of Area 51 to watch the UFOs dance in the nighttime sky. Enthusiasts and vacationers looking for out-of-the-ordinary excursions just need this unique user's guide to the most historic UFO hotspots around. Inside is classified information from across the nation, such as: The Hudson Valley Triangle—New York The Kokomo Lights—Indiana The Great Lakes UFOs—Michigan The Maury Island Incident—Washington The Gulf Breeze Sightings—Florida Whether they're driving, camping, or flying, this book is the only guide readers will need to learn the story behind the hotspot, find the best hotel or campsite—and catch a glimpse of our friends in the sky."

Aliens in America

Book One: The Kingdom of Cilicia

Author: Shake’ Kasparian

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475955022

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 6346

For most of her life, Nora has had a feeling she is being followed by something evil. While vacationing in Armenia with her mother, Nora feels a presence again while on a guided hike toward a mountain lake. As the group stumbles upon two buildings with ancient carvings, Nora’s curiosity is heightened—particularly when she enters the building and feels she has been there before. But then strange events begin to occur: she sees mysterious balls of lights emerging from stones, a priest warns her that the end is near, and she and her mother eat in a diner that disappears into thin air as soon as they depart. She knows she has stumbled onto something much bigger than herself. There is only one person who can help Nora uncover the mystery on top of the mountain and behind the necklace that hangs around her neck. Together, Nora and Professor Zaven Korbian embark on a dangerous journey to search for Nora’s identity where they forced to accept the possibility that aliens may be covertly living amid the humans. In this exciting science fiction tale, a professor and a young girl determined to never stop looking for answers are about to discover they hold the secret to unlocking the future.

Mistreatment of Aliens in America

Author: Ralph Okoro

Publisher: Strategic Insight Publishing

ISBN: 1908064064

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

View: 6796

'Mistreatment of Aliens in America' looks at the political struggle for justice, as seen by a migrant from West Africa.

Aliens in America

Author: Sandra Tsing Loh

Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)


Category: Humor

Page: 94

View: 5012

Offers a series of monologues about the author's family and her mixed Chinese and German cultural background, told from the perspectives of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood

Race, Aliens, and the U.S. Government in African American Science Fiction

Author: Elisa Edwards

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643900902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 102

View: 796

This thesis deals with contemporary African American science fiction. It focuses on three texts by Derrick Bell, Octavia Butler, and Walter Mosley and examines the ways in which they convert the dominantly white SF genre. By addressing non-traditional issues such as racism, racial boundaries, and the politics of species, these alien encounter stories demonstrate that it is not the intruders from outer space who are the real threat to U.S. society but their own (white) U.S. Government. Thesis. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 2)

Alien Sightings in America

Author: Jennifer Bringle

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448855306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7230

Presents information about sightings of UFOs in the United States, beginning with reports from the late nineteenth century through accounts in the twentieth cenury, with details about the depiction of UFO's in books, radio, television, and films.

The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture

Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Author: Paul A. Cantor

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813140838

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 1286

Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and political stability. What may look like healthy, productive, and creative freedom from one point of view may look like chaos, anarchy, and a source of destructive conflict from another. Film and television continually pose the question: Can Americans deal with their problems on their own, or must they rely on political elites to manage their lives? In this groundbreaking work, Paul A. Cantor explores the ways in which television shows such as Star Trek, The X-Files, South Park, and Deadwood and films such as The Aviator and Mars Attacks! have portrayed both top-down and bottom-up models of order. Drawing on the works of John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other proponents of freedom, Cantor contrasts the classical liberal vision of America -- particularly its emphasis on the virtues of spontaneous order -- with the Marxist understanding of the "culture industry" and the Hobbesian model of absolute state control. The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture concludes with a discussion of the impact of 9/11 on film and television, and the new anxieties emerging in contemporary alien-invasion narratives: the fear of a global technocracy that seeks to destroy the nuclear family, religious faith, local government, and other traditional bulwarks against the absolute state.