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Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Contemporary European Science Fiction Cinemas

Authors: Power, Aidan

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  • Constitutes the first book-length study on contemporary European science fiction cinema
  • Uses science fiction to engage with the economic and political crises in 21st century Europe
  • Analyses both the European film industry and the films themselves
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Contemporary European Science Fiction Cinemas charts the evolution of European science fiction cinema in the 21st century, a period in which Europe itself has faced myriad crises. Key to this study is an exploration of how European science fiction responds to prevalent issues such as the financial crisis, political extremism and violence, large-scale migration and indeed the potential breakup of the European Union itself. What futures does science fiction cinema envision for Europe? Is it capable of moving beyond dystopian visions of a continent beset by seemingly omnipresent turbulence? Emphasising science fiction’s unique ability to estrange, exploit and reflect upon popular concerns, this book directly engages with such questions, accounting for ongoing mutations in the very nature of the European project as it does so.

About the authors

Aidan Power is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholar based in University College Cork, Ireland.

Reviews

“Power’s book is an important scholarly work of recent film studies, focusing not on ever-present Hollywood, but instead driving at the heart of European identity, connecting the EU’s film industries and specifically its manifestation of science fiction as a visionary genre in connection to contemporary political discussions of recent years. The analyses of how European film-makers engage in the speculative workings of SF are insightful and unveil a key understanding of European political discourse, from the Euro crisis to immigration policy—this book is a must-read for any scholar of European cinema.” (Lars Schmeink, University of Hamburg, Germany)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary European Science Fiction Cinemas
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89827-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89827-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89826-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07869-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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