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Author Feldman, Leslie Dale

Title Spaceships and politics : the political theory of Rod Serling / Leslie Dale Feldman
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xii, 155 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Human nature -- The individual and the state -- Fascism and modernity -- Magic and optimism -- Conclusion
Summary Spaceships and Politics: The Political Theory of Rod Serling examines the political themes in The Twilight Zone. In this unique show, Rod Serling used fantasy and the supernatural to explore political ideas such as capital punishment, the individual and the state, war, conformity, the state of nature, prejudice, and alienation. He used aliens and machines to understand human nature. While the themes in The Twilight Zone often reflected political concerns of the time, like the Cold War and post-industrial technology, the messages had broader political implications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Serling, Rod, 1924-1975 -- Criticism and interpretation
Serling, Rod, 1924-1975
SUBJECT Twilight zone (Television program : 1959-1964)
Twilight zone (Television program : 1959-1964) fast
Subject PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- General.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010022527
ISBN 9780739150511