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Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism

Authors: Gonzalez, George A

  • Offers a novel analysis of global politics through the analysis of the broadcast iterations of the immensely popular Star Trek franchise
  • Explores how Star Trek is premised on a perspective that see nationalism as a psychological pathology and internationalism as rational
  • Encompasses Marxist, Pragmatist and Neo-Pragmatist perspectives
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The Absolute, philosophized most saliently about by Georg Hegel, encompasses the entirety of reality.   The absolute (reality) is composed of five dimensions – height, length, width, time, and justice.  The five dimensions operate dialectically, and the normative values of reality inhere within the fifth dimension (justice) – hard, soft, moral, ethical, yellow, etc. ad infinitum.  The normative values from the fifth dimension (justice), in combination with the brain, comprise the human mind.  With the issues of climate change, world-wide biosphere destruction, nuclear weapons, international trade regimes, humanity has created the phenomenon of global politics – thereby changing the fifth dimension.  The argument in this volume is that the broadcast iterations of Star Trek allow us to comprehend significant aspects of justice and the politics of globalism – created through the advent of science, technology, engineering, etc.  The creators of Star Trek hold that nationalism is a psychological pathology and internationalism is rationality.

About the authors

George A. Gonzalez is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami. His area of research specialization is political theory and popular culture. He is the author of The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future and The Absolute and Star Trek (both published by Palgrave Macmillan).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Art and Knowledge

    Gonzalez, George A.

    Pages 1-12

  • Star Trek: Nationalism as Pathology and Internationalism as Rationalism

    Gonzalez, George A.

    Pages 13-32

  • The Progressive Dialectic of Star Trek

    Gonzalez, George A.

    Pages 33-44

  • Globalism in Star Trek

    Gonzalez, George A.

    Pages 45-67

  • Energy, the Nation-State, and Imperialism

    Gonzalez, George A.

    Pages 69-82

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eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95411-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95410-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95411-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95411-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95410-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 148
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