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Space travel and culture

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Explores the significance of the first Apollo moon landing and how the countless books, films, and products associated with factual space fiction had an affect on popular culture and artistic practice, but not social sciences and humanities Investigates how a topic is hugely important in popular culture, but almost invisible in the academy, and how it makes us want to ask questions about visibility, or perhaps self-censorship Evaluates how little impact the space age actually had on the social sciences and humanities - partly because its combination of military-industrial cold war politics, combined with patriarchy and big science, sits uneasily with contemporary thought in these areas Provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays on various aspects of NASA, the moon landing, and the commercialization of space generally The book travels from hard engineering to space romance, echoing the variety of attempts to blur science and culture.

This copy has had the edges of some pages turned over and then straightened out again. The spine has not been creased and the pages are clean and clear.

Item details

Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405193328
ISBN-13:
9781405193320
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell/The Sociological Review

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Explores the significance of the first Apollo moon landing and how the countless books, films, and products associated with factual space fiction had an affect on popular culture and artistic practice, but not social sciences and humanities Investigates how a topic is hugely important in popular culture, but almost invisible in the academy, and how it makes us want to ask questions about visibility, or perhaps self-censorship Evaluates how little impact the space age actually had on the social sciences and humanities - partly because its combination of military-industrial cold war politics, combined with patriarchy and big science, sits uneasily with contemporary thought in these areas Provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays on various aspects of NASA, the moon landing, and the commercialization of space generally The book travels from hard engineering to space romance, echoing the variety of attempts to blur science and culture.

This copy has had the edges of some pages turned over and then straightened out again. The spine has not been creased and the pages are clean and clear.

Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405193328
ISBN-13:
9781405193320
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell/The Sociological Review

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