Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State

1958-Present

Authors: Wildermuth, M.

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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.

About the authors

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

Reviews

"Wildermuth's examination of the significance of gender in American security state culture is both a searching analysis of science fiction television in its most formative decade and a compendium of feminist culture critique. His book will be a major inflection point for further debate on issues of philosophical and political importance." - Steven M. Sanders, Bridgewater State University, USA and editor of The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film

"Television can both reflect and shape popular perceptions of social and political movements. In his discussion of the gendered logic of the security state, Mark E. Wildermuth advances a fascinating thesis which is strongly bolstered by his savvy and literate analysis of science fiction television. Well-chosen examples from a wide range of programs make Wildermuth's case plausible, and of interest to scholars of both science fiction and post-war political thought." - Aeon J. Skoble, author of Deleting the State and coeditor of The Philosophy of TV Noir


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wildermuth, Mark E.

    Pages 1-14

  • The Evolution of Gendered Security State Logic since World War II

    Wildermuth, Mark E.

    Pages 15-51

  • Before and After the Missile Crisis, Science Fiction Television and Gender, 1958–1968

    Wildermuth, Mark E.

    Pages 53-89

  • In the Wake of Vietnam—the Paradoxes of the 1970s and the Conflicts of the 1980s

    Wildermuth, Mark E.

    Pages 91-133

  • The 1990s—the Complexity of Gender in the Clinton Era

    Wildermuth, Mark E.

    Pages 135-177

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Science Fiction Television, and the American Security State
Book Subtitle
1958-Present
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mark E. Wildermuth
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40889-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137408891
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40888-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48843-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 233
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