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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Cornell University Press
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • 12
  • 0801484685
  • 9780801484681
  • 1,678,229

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"Jodi Dean is an emerging scholar of the first rank. In Aliens in America she has deployed both a sophisticated political theoretical framework and a concern about what it means that so many American citizens are coming to believe the claims of aliens. Dean engages in a serious investigation of how popular culture connects to shifts in the political assumptions of a mass public. This is vital and needed work, not just for the field of political theory, but more generally for public intellectuals."--Thomas L. Dumm, author of united statesshow more

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