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This quantity explores the technological know-how fiction/world politics intertext. via exact analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, celebrity Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters during this quantity learn the complicated and infrequently contradictory family members among global politics, either as self-discipline and as perform, and discourses of technological know-how fiction. supplying a singular blend of pop culture research with significant theoretical and empirical concerns pertaining to global politics, to find New Worlds offers insights into the discursive structure of either technological know-how fiction and international politics whereas highlighting the occasional demanding situations that the technological know-how fiction/world politics intertext launches at our good judgment.

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First, the focus is almost invariably on the individual, not on society as such: “Historical forces remain largely external to character in Star Trek,” and “the ultimate nightmare the series considers is the breakdown of the inner stability of the individual. 7 Second, the essential sameness of the individual is invariably stressed. The ex post facto change of identity (if any) is always presented as a matter either of breakdown and reconstruction, or of growth; it is never a change in a less linear or “progressive” sense.

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