Living with "Star Trek"
American Culture and the "Star Trek" Universe annotated edition
By (author) Lincoln Geraghty
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Living with Star Trek by Lincoln Geraghty
Book DescriptionThere is a wealth of literature on "Star Trek", and this book is a welcome and original contribution to it. The book not only sets "Star Trek" in dialogue with ideas and stories of utopia, community, self-improvement, that are central to American culture and history, but goes further to examine the ways in which these are taken up and used by 'ordinary' fans, who engage with "Star Trek" in complex and significant ways. Lincoln Geraghty explores, for example, "Star Trek's" multiple histories and how "Star Trek" has used the Puritan American Jeremiad, one of the nation's foundational texts to create a narrative that relates how through communal effort and personal change, utopia can be achieved. He discusses how fans define the series as a blueprint for the solution of such social problems in America as racism and war and shows how they have used the series to cope with personal trauma and relate to such characters as Data and Seven of Nine in moments of personal transformation. This is all in all an enjoyable and revealing book on "Star Trek's" active relationship with its many thoughtful fans.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112653
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lincoln Geraghty
Popular Media Cultures, Hardback (April 2015)
Popular Media Cultures explores the relationship between audiences and media texts, their paratexts and interconnected ephemera. Authors focus on the cultural work done by media audiences, how they engage with social media and how convergence culture impacts on the strategies and activities of popular media fans.
Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood, Paperback (January 2014)
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Directory of World Cinema, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Lincoln Geraghty
Part of the "Directory of World Cinema" series, this book focuses on America and Hollywood cinema. It also includes a series of essays on specific directors, discussing their impact on the industry and how their work has influenced Hollywood film.
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Author Biography - Lincoln Geraghty
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of Creative Arts, Film and Media, University of Portsmouth.
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