Gendering Science Fiction Films

Gendering Science Fiction Films

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In the 1950s, science fiction (SF) invasion films played a complicated part in both supporting and criticizing Cold War ideologies. George examines what these films reveal about the tensions in the United States at the dawn of the atomic age especially concerning gender roles and expectations. Using a cultural studies approach, she works from the assumption that qinvasionq films with their qusq versus qthemq nature provide important visual and verbal narratives for American citizens' trying to understand and negotiate the social and political changes that followed the allied victory in World War II. By reading these invasion narratives as performances of middle-class, primarily white Americans' excitement and anxieties about social and political issues, George shows how they often played out as another round in the battle of the sexes. This book examines the way representation in these films tap into anxieties concerning the feminine and alien other.List of Figures Acknowledgments 1 Introduction: Gendering Science Fiction Invasion Films 2 Science FictionBlue Prints for Cold War Gender Roles: Mystique Models and Team Players 3 SaturdayMatineeCautionary Tales: Science Fictionanbsp;...

Title:Gendering Science Fiction Films
Author: Susan A. George
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-11-19

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