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Doctor Who : A British Alien? - by Danny Nicol (Hardcover)

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This book argues that Doctor Who, the world’s longest-running science fiction series often considered to be about distant planets and monsters, is in reality just as much about Britain and Britishness. Danny Nicol explores how the show, through science fiction allegory and metaphor, constructs national identity in an era in which identities are precarious, ambivalent, transient and elusive. It argues that Doctor Who’s projection of Britishness is not merely descriptive but normative—putting forward a vision of what the British ought to be. The book interrogates the substance of Doctor Who’s Britishness in terms of individualism, entrepreneurship, public service, class, gender, race and sexuality. It analyses the show’s response to the pressures on British identity wrought by devolution and separatist currents in Scotland and Wales, globalisation, foreign policy adventures and the unrelenting rise of the transnational corporation.

Number of Pages: 291
Genre: Performing Arts, Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Danny Nicol
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2018
TCIN: 53436234
UPC: 9783319658339
Item Number (DPCI): 248-67-7237
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