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To Seek Out New Worlds

Science Fiction and World Politics

Authors: Weldes, J.

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This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction. Offering a novel combination of popular culture analysis with major theoretical and empirical issues concerning world politics, Science Fiction and World Politics provides insights into the discursive constitution of both science fiction and world politics while highlighting the occasional challenges that the science fiction/world politics intertext launches at our common sense.

About the authors

JUTTA WELDES is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Constructing National Interests: The United States and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Minnesota, 1999) and co-editor of Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities, and the Production of Danger (Minnesota, 1999). She has published Going Cultural: Star Trek, State Action, and Popular Culture (Millennium, 1999) and Globalization is Science Fiction (Millennium, 2001), as well as other articles and book chapters on international relations theory and US foreign policy.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Popular Culture, Science Fiction, and World Politics

    Weldes, Jutta

    Pages 1-27

  • “To know him was to love him. Not to know him was to love him from afar”

    Neumann, Iver B.

    Pages 31-52

  • Bumpy Space

    Inayatullah, Naeem

    Pages 53-75

  • Aliens, Alien Nations, and Alienation in American Political Economy and Popular Culture

    Lipschutz, Ronnie D.

    Pages 79-98

  • Demon Diasporas

    Molloy, Patricia

    Pages 99-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
To Seek Out New Worlds
Book Subtitle
Science Fiction and World Politics
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jutta Weldes
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8208-7
DOI
10.1057/9781403982087
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6058-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 230
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