Aliens in America

Aliens in America : Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace

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In a provocative analysis of public culture and popular concerns, Jodi Dean examines how serious UFO-logists and their pop-culture counterparts tap into fears, phobias, and conspiracy theories with a deep past and a vivid present in American society. Aliens, the author shows, are cultural icons, in which the new conditions of democratic politics at the millennium can be seen.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Cornell University Press
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 12
  • 0801484685
  • 9780801484681
  • 1,573,372

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"Jodi Dean's Aliens in America is a rare find in the literature of the social sciences. It is entertaining and, at the same time, a politically perspicuous and textually acute reading. It treats, from another angle of vision, what Thomas Pynchon mapped in his Vineland: the more paranoid recesses of American culture. And her analysis of a variety of popular culture genres speaks effectively to the issue of the reliability of beliefs in relation to the functioning of democracy." Michael Shapiro, University of Hawaii"

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