Aliens in Pop Culture

Author: Hal Marcovitz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1601523653

Category: Extraterrestrial beings in popular culture

Page: 80

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For centuries, people have wondered about life on other planets but most aliens did not start showing up in literature and other forms of pop culture until the late 19th century. Since then, aliens have become familiar characters in books, films and video games. Given their overwhelming popularity, visitors from other worlds are sure to be featured in pop culture for many years to come.
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Science in Popular Culture

A Reference Guide

Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318221

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Spaceships travel through time at lightspeed, piloted by human clones and talking animals. Serious injuries are healed with the wave of a medical gizmo. The media make it all look so real. Can scientists hope to one day accomplish these feats? This book is a fun look at what can, and can't, be achieved with current technology.
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Aliens in Popular Culture

Author: Michael M. Levy,Farah Mendlesohn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144083833X

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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An indispensable resource, this book provides wide coverage on aliens in fiction and popular culture. • Provides cultural context in introductory essays on some of the key themes and contexts of alien representation • Covers a broad scope, with more than 130 entries on different topics, and is written by nearly 90 researchers with diverse expertise • Shows readers the varied ways that imagined aliens have become a part of popular culture • Presents both familiar topics and more obscure topics in popular culture to provide new scholarship
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Conspiracies

Bundle 1 - Conspiracies, UFOs and Aliens

Author: Alex Monaldo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978159198

Category:

Page: 264

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If you want to learn more about the mysteries of the universe, you'll most likely start with our very own, "earthly" conspiracy theories. Getting to the bottom of these will also help you better understand things that may seem beyond human comprehension... at first.=============================================================== Conspiracies: Conspiracy Theories - The Most Famous Conspiracies Including: The New World Order, False Flags, Government Cover-ups, CIA, & FBI (Secret ... JFK Assassination, Bermuda Triangle) 3rd edition - new and expanded content This book has 20+ conspiracy theories that all get to the bottom of what really happened. Don't trust the mass media? The book is purposely written to give you an eye-opening experience and encourage you to change your perspective regarding current explanations of popular events that had a huge impact on mankind.=============================================================== UFOs & Aliens: UFO Secrets - Area 51, Alien & UFO Encounters, Alien Civilizations & New World Order (Extraterrestrial, Alien Abduction, Conspiracy Theories, ... History, Alien Technology, Alien Races) 4th edition - updated, new and expanded content Are you fascinated by the unknown? Have you seen a UFO? Do you want to know the truth about alien encounters? Learn what aliens are, what the Roswell UFO incident was, and how the UFO controversy began. You'll also discover what Area 51 is - and why "ufologists" are so fascinated with this secretive facility. Read about the portrayal of aliens in pop culture, the ancient spiritual connections between religion and aliens, and the answers to many unanswered questions about alien hieroglyphics on Mars!
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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

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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.
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Investigating UFOs and Aliens

Author: Therese Shea

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622758528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Given the vastness of the universe, it is not difficult to imagine the possibility of life—even intelligent life—beyond Earth. Yet whether any extraterrestrial beings have ever made contact with us and if any evidence of this contact exists, remains widely debated. Evaluating tales of alien encounters and UFO sightings with a critical eye, this absorbing volume considers the possibility of extraterrestrial life by carefully separating scientific fact from fiction, hoaxes, and the unprovable. It also examines “ufology” and alien life in popular culture, surveying the books, movies, TV shows, and more inspired by the idea of intergalactic contact.
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Representations of the Post/human

Monsters, Aliens and Others in Popular Culture

Author: Elaine L. Graham

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719054426

Category: Biotechnology

Page: 259

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This work draws together a wide range of literature on contemporary technologies and their ethical implications. It focuses on advances in medical, reproductive, genetic and information technologies.
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The Founding Fathers, Pop Culture, and Constitutional Law

Who's Your Daddy?

Author: Professor Susan Burgess

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496678

Category: Law

Page: 154

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Applying innovative interpretive strategies drawn from cultural studies, this book considers the perennial question of law and politics: what role do the founding fathers play in legitimizing contemporary judicial review? Susan Burgess uses narrative analysis, popular culture, parody, and queer theory to better understand and to reconstitute the traditional relationship between fatherhood and judicial review. Unlike traditional, top-down public law analyses that focus on elite decision making by courts, legislatures, or executives, this volume explores the representation of law and legitimacy in various sites of popular culture. To this end, soap operas, romance novels, tabloid newspapers, reality television, and coming out narratives provide alternative ways to understand the relationship between paternal power and law from the bottom up. In this manner, constitutional discourse can begin to be transformed from a dreary parsing of scholarly and juristic argot into a vibrant discussion with points of access and understanding for all.
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Tashlinesque

The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin

Author: Ethan de Seife

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Frank Tashlin (1913–1972) was a supremely gifted satirist and visual stylist who made an indelible mark on 1950s Hollywood and American popular culture—first as a talented animator working on Looney Tunes cartoons, then as muse to film stars Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, and Jayne Mansfield. Yet his name is not especially well known today. Long regarded as an anomaly or curiosity, Tashlin is finally given his due in this career-spanning survey. Tashlinesque considers the director’s films in the contexts of Hollywood censorship, animation history, and the development of the genre of comedy in American film, with particular emphasis on the sex, satire, and visual flair that comprised Tashlin’s distinctive artistic and comedic style. Through close readings and pointed analyses of Tashlin’s large and fascinating body of work, Ethan de Seife offers fresh insights into such classic films as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can’t Help It, Artists and Models, The Disorderly Orderly, and Son of Paleface, as well as numerous Warner Bros. cartoons starring Porky Pig, among others. This is an important rediscovery of a highly unusual and truly hilarious American artist. Includes a complete filmography.
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Aliens in America

Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace

Author: Jodi Dean

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484681

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

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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
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