Introduction: The Fears and Fantasies of Science Fiction Film: Genre as Cultural Artefact

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    The introduction provides a range of political, social, historical and industrial contexts that the collection is built on. It asks and attempts to answer, "What is the social significance of the science fiction film?" by connecting the genre to the social and political climate in which these films were produced, whether that might be America in the 1950s Cold War, the turbulent post-9/11 era or the divisive Trump presidency. It establishes a range of thematic motifs that the edited collection returns to on a number of occasions, designed to provide a compelling and theoretically informed platform which ties together the diverse range of contributions to the collection together into a logical, coherent and evolving narrative.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContemporary American Science Fiction Film
    EditorsTerence McSweeney, Stuart Joy
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9781003189961
    ISBN (Print)9781032039640
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2022


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