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ERIC Number: EJ585444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0739-3180
The Strange Discourse of "The X-Files": What It Is, What It Does, and What Is at Stake.
Bellon, Joe
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v16 n2 p136-54 Jun 1999
Gives a thorough rhetorical investigation of "The X-Files" beginning with an exploration of the show's antecedent genre. Links the show to the genre of ontological detective stories, not science fiction. Describes the way in which the show simultaneously deconstructs and reconstructs authority. Creates a new story using science, government, and gender to question traditional boundaries and definitions. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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