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ERIC Number: EJ406649
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Science as Fiction: Technology in Prime Time Television.
Banks, Jane; Tankel, Jonathan David
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v7 n1 p24-36 Mar 1990
Argues that television convention mitigates against depictions of technology as socially destructive. Argues that the presentation of science as television fiction is a conservative act. Concludes that television reinforces the socially constructed technological imperative of industrial societies, effacing its own role in the preservation of the technological society. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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