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The Resource Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, (electronic resource)

Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, (electronic resource)

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Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history
Title
Exploring the next frontier
Title remainder
Vietnam, NASA, Star trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1960s and early 70s saw the evolution of Frontier Myths even as scholars were renouncing the interpretive value of myths themselves. Works like Joe Haldeman's The Forever War exemplified that rejection using his experiences during the Vietnam War to illustrate the problematic consequences of simple mythic idealism. Simultaneously, Americans were playing with expanded and revised versions of familiar Frontier Myths, though in a contemporary context, through NASA's lunar missions, Star Trek, and Gerard K. O'Neill's High Frontier. This book examines the reasons behind the exclusion of Frontier Myths to the periphery of scholarly discourse, and endeavors to build a new model for understanding their enduring significance. This model connects NASA's failed attempts to recycle earlier myths, wholesale, to Star Trek's revision of those myths and rejection of the idea of a frontier paradise, to O'Neill's desire to realize such a paradise in Earth's orbit. This new synthesis defies the negative connotations of Frontier Myths during the 1960s and 70s and attempts to resuscitate them for relevance in the modern academic context"--Provided by publisher.--
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Kapell, Matthew.,
Dewey number
973.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Routledge advances in American history
  • T&F EBS eBooks
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Neill, Gerard K
  • United States
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Myth
  • Frontier thesis
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315641911
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315641911
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934797058
Label
Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315641911
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315641911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315641911
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934797058

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