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Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype at the Final Frontier (Paperback)

Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype at the Final Frontier By Matthew Wilhelm Kapell (Editor) Cover Image
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In the past, the examination of myth has traditionally been the study of the "Primitive" or the "Other." More recently, myth has been increasingly employed in movies and in television productions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Star Trek television and movie franchise. This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together perspectives from scholars in fields including film, anthropology, history, American studies and biblical scholarship. Together the essays examine the symbolism, religious implications, heroic and gender archetypes, and lasting effects of the Star Trek "mythscape.

About the Author


Matthew Wilhelm Kapell lives in Brooklyn and teaches American studies, anthropology, and writing at Pace University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786447244
ISBN-10: 0786447249
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2010
Pages: 239
Language: English