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The Resource Monsters in the machine : science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II, Steffen Hantke

Monsters in the machine : science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II, Steffen Hantke

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Monsters in the machine : science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II
Title
Monsters in the machine
Title remainder
science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II
Statement of responsibility
Steffen Hantke
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the 1950s and early 1960s, the American film industry produced a distinct cycle of films situated on the boundary between horror and science fiction. Using the familiar imagery of science fiction--from alien invasions to biological mutation and space travel--the vast majority of these films subscribed to the affects and aesthetic of the horror film, anticipating the dominant dystopian turn of many science fiction films to come. Departing from American technological awe and optimism throughout the 1950s, these films were interested in paranoia, unease, fear, shock, and disgust. Not only do they address technophobia and its psychological, social, and cultural corollaries; they also return persistently to the military as a source of character, setting, and conflict. Commensurate with a state of perpetual mobilization, the U.S. military is omnipresent in these films. Regardless of their genre, these films have always been understood as allegories of the Cold War, registering anxieties about two major issues of the time: atomic technologies, especially the testing and use of nuclear weapons, and communist aggression and/or subversion. Setting out to question, expand, and correct this critical argument, this book follows shifts and adjustments prompted by recent scholarly work into the technological, political, and social history of America in the 1950s. Based on this revised historical understanding, science fiction films appear in a new light as they reflect on the troubled memories of World War II, the emergence of the military-industrial complex, the postwar rewriting of the American landscape, and the relative insignificance of catastrophic nuclear war in comparison to America's involvement in postcolonial conflicts around the globe"--
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1962-
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Hantke, Steffen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S26
LC item number
H28 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Science fiction films
  • Motion pictures
  • Armed Forces in motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Armed Forces in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Science fiction films
  • United States
  • Science-Fiction-Film
  • Gesellschaft
  • Militarismus
  • Politik
  • USA
Label
Monsters in the machine : science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II, Steffen Hantke
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-227) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A bright new future, with monsters -- Military stock footage -- Veterans -- The Southwest -- Decolonization -- The long shadow of the fifties
Control code
930257092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781496805652
Lccn
2016002840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930257092
Label
Monsters in the machine : science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II, Steffen Hantke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A bright new future, with monsters -- Military stock footage -- Veterans -- The Southwest -- Decolonization -- The long shadow of the fifties
Control code
930257092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781496805652
Lccn
2016002840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930257092

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