European University Institute Library

Outer Space and Popular Culture, Influences and Interrelations, Part 3, edited by Annette Froehlich

This book provides detailed insights into how space and popular culture intersect across a broad spectrum of examples, including cinema, music, art, arcade games, cartoons, comics, and advertisements. This is a pertinent topic since the use of space themes differs in different cultural contexts, and these themes can be used to explore various aspects of the human condition and provide a context for social commentary on politically sensitive issues. With the use of space imagery evolving over the past sixty years of the space age, this is a topic ripe for in-depth exploration. The book also discusses the contrasting visions of space from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the reality of today and analyzes space vehicles and habitats in popular depictions of space from an engineering perspective, exploring how many of those ideas have actually been implemented in practice and why or why not (a case of life imitating art and vice versa). As such, it covers a wide array of relevant and timely topics examining intersections between space and popular culture and offering accounts of space and its effect on culture, language, and storytelling from the southern regions of the world.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
1. Mexican Mars: Narrating Spatial Futures from the Margins -- 2. Jellyfish from Outer Space -- 3. Space travel: Human Cosmic Hitchhiker Concept -- 4. AFRICA: Home of Space Art and Indigenous Astronomy
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (V, 99 pages), 39 illustrations, 38 illustrations in color.
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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