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Aliens R Us The Other in Science Fiction Cinema

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ISBN-10: 0745315399

ISBN-13: 9780745315393

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ziauddin Sardar, Sean Cubitt

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This work explores the global culture of science fiction cinema, and in particular its representation of contemporary images of the other. The contributors examine the science fiction genre as an international, populist form of social analysis.
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Ziauddin Sardar was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hackney. A writer, broadcaster and cultural critic, he is one of the world's foremost Muslim intellectuals and author of more than fifty books on Islam, science and contemporary culture, including the highly acclaimed Desperately Seeking Paradise. He has been listed by Prospect magazine as one of Britain's top 100 intellectuals. Currently he is the Director of Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies at East West University, Chicago, co-editor of the quarterly Critical Muslim, consulting editor of Futures, a monthly journal on policy, planning and futures studies, and Chair of the Muslim Institute in London.www.ziauddinsardar.com

Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of The Cinema Effect and the coeditor of Relive: Media Art Histories, both published by the MIT Press.

Introduction
Delicatessen: Eco-Apocalypse in the New French Science Fiction Cinema
Rewriting the 'American Dream': Postmodernism and Otherness in Independence Day
Displacements of Gender and Race in Space: Above and Beyond
Star Trek: First Contact: The Hybrid, the Whore and the Machine
Japanimation: Techno-Orientalism, Media Tribes and Rave Culture
Wicked Cities: The Other in Hong Kong Science Fiction
Saying 'Yours' and 'Mine' in Deep Space Nine
False and Double Consciousness: Race, Virtual Reality and the Assimilation of Hong Kong Action Cinema in The Matrix
Global Visions and European Perspectives
Notes on Contributors
Index