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ERIC Number: EJ653543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-1057-0314
Popular Imagination and Identity Politics: Reading the Future in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Ott, Brian L.; Aoki, Eric
Western Journal of Communication, v65 n4 p392-415 Fall 2001
Analyzes the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Theorizes the relationship between collective visions of the future and the identity politics of the present. Argues that "The Next Generation" invites audiences to participate in a shared sense of the future that constrains human agency and (re)produces the current cultural hegemony with regard to identity politics. Calls for development of pedagogical practice of counter-imagination (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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