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The Resource Imagining Outer Space : European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert, (electronic resource)

Imagining Outer Space : European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert, (electronic resource)

Label
Imagining Outer Space : European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century
Title
Imagining Outer Space
Title remainder
European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Imagining Outer Space makes a captivating advance into the cultural history of outer space and extraterrestrial life in the European imagination. How was outer space conceived and communicated? What promises of interplanetary expansion and cosmic colonization propelled the project of human spaceflight to the forefront of twentieth-century modernity? In what way has West-European astroculture been affected by the continuous exploration of outer space? Tracing the thriving interest in spatiality to early attempts at exploring imaginary worlds beyond our own, the book analyzes contact points between science and fiction from a transdisciplinary perspective and examines sites and situations where utopian images and futuristic technologies contributed to the omnipresence of fantasmatic thought. Bringing together state-of-the-art work in this emerging field of historical research, the volume breaks new ground in the historicization of the Space Age.--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Geppert, Alexander C.T
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • Springer eBooks
  • Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
  • Springer eBooks.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • History, Modern
  • Europe
  • Social history
  • Astronomy
Label
Imagining Outer Space : European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95339-4
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Figures -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- 1. European Astrofuturism, Cosmic Provincialism Historicizing the Space Age; A.C.T.Geppert -- PART I: NARRATING OUTER SPACE -- 2. Space, Time and Aliens:The Role of Imagination in Outer Space; S.J.Dick -- 3. Heaven on Earth: Tunguska, 30 June 1908; C.Schmölders -- 4. Imagining Inorganic Life: Crystalline Aliens in Science and Fiction; T.Brandstetter -- PART II: PROJECTING OUTER SPACE -- 5. Projecting Landscapes of the Human Mind onto Another World: Changing Faces of an Imaginary Mars; R.Eisfeld -- 6. 'Smash the Myth of the Fascist Rocket Baron': East German Attacks on Wernher von Braun in the 1960s; M.J.Neufeld -- 7. Transcendence of Gravity: Arthur C. Clarke and the Apocalypse of Weightlessness: T.Bjørnvig -- PART III: VISUALIZING OUTER SPACE -- 8. Per Media Ad Astra?: Outer Space in West Germany's Media, 1957-87; B.Mütter -- 9. Balloons on the Moon: Visions of Space Travel in Francophone Comic Strips; G.de Syon -- 10. 'A Stumble in the Dark': Contextualizing Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Space: 1999; H.Keazor -- PART IV: ENCOUNTERING OUTER SPACE -- 11. Life as We Don't Yet Know It: An Anthropologist's First Contact with the Science of 'Weird Life'; D.Battaglia -- 12. A Ghost in the Machine: How Sociology Tried to Explain (Away) American Flying Saucers and European Ghost Rockets, 1946-47; P.Lagrange -- 13. Seeing the Future of Civilization in the Skies of Quarouble: UFO Encounters and the Problem of Empire in Postwar France; J.Miller -- PART V: INSCRIBING OUTER SPACE -- 14. Self-Reproducing Automata and the Impossibility of SETI; G.Munévar -- 15. Inscribing Scientific Knowledge: Interstellar Communication, NASA's Pioneer Plaque, and Contact with Cultures of the Imagination, 1971-72; W.R.Macauley -- 16. Alien Spotting: Damien Hirst's Beagle 2 , Mars Lander Calibration Target and the Exploitation of Outer Space; T.Weddigen -- Epilogue -- 17. Look Up: Art in the Age of Orbitization; P.Pocock -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-349-95339-4
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XXXIII, 443 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349953394
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-349-95339-4
Other physical details
63 illustrations, 37 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033604008
Label
Imagining Outer Space : European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95339-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Figures -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- 1. European Astrofuturism, Cosmic Provincialism Historicizing the Space Age; A.C.T.Geppert -- PART I: NARRATING OUTER SPACE -- 2. Space, Time and Aliens:The Role of Imagination in Outer Space; S.J.Dick -- 3. Heaven on Earth: Tunguska, 30 June 1908; C.Schmölders -- 4. Imagining Inorganic Life: Crystalline Aliens in Science and Fiction; T.Brandstetter -- PART II: PROJECTING OUTER SPACE -- 5. Projecting Landscapes of the Human Mind onto Another World: Changing Faces of an Imaginary Mars; R.Eisfeld -- 6. 'Smash the Myth of the Fascist Rocket Baron': East German Attacks on Wernher von Braun in the 1960s; M.J.Neufeld -- 7. Transcendence of Gravity: Arthur C. Clarke and the Apocalypse of Weightlessness: T.Bjørnvig -- PART III: VISUALIZING OUTER SPACE -- 8. Per Media Ad Astra?: Outer Space in West Germany's Media, 1957-87; B.Mütter -- 9. Balloons on the Moon: Visions of Space Travel in Francophone Comic Strips; G.de Syon -- 10. 'A Stumble in the Dark': Contextualizing Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Space: 1999; H.Keazor -- PART IV: ENCOUNTERING OUTER SPACE -- 11. Life as We Don't Yet Know It: An Anthropologist's First Contact with the Science of 'Weird Life'; D.Battaglia -- 12. A Ghost in the Machine: How Sociology Tried to Explain (Away) American Flying Saucers and European Ghost Rockets, 1946-47; P.Lagrange -- 13. Seeing the Future of Civilization in the Skies of Quarouble: UFO Encounters and the Problem of Empire in Postwar France; J.Miller -- PART V: INSCRIBING OUTER SPACE -- 14. Self-Reproducing Automata and the Impossibility of SETI; G.Munévar -- 15. Inscribing Scientific Knowledge: Interstellar Communication, NASA's Pioneer Plaque, and Contact with Cultures of the Imagination, 1971-72; W.R.Macauley -- 16. Alien Spotting: Damien Hirst's Beagle 2 , Mars Lander Calibration Target and the Exploitation of Outer Space; T.Weddigen -- Epilogue -- 17. Look Up: Art in the Age of Orbitization; P.Pocock -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-349-95339-4
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XXXIII, 443 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349953394
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-349-95339-4
Other physical details
63 illustrations, 37 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033604008

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