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  • Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold Warby KEITH KEITH BOOKER

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 155.00

    The 1950s are widely regarded as the golden age of American science fiction. This book surveys a wide range of major science fiction novels and films from the long 1950s--the period from 1946 to 1964--when the tensions of the Cold War were at their peak. The American science fiction novels and films of this period clearly reflect Cold War anxieties... more...

  • Alternate Americasby KEITH KEITH BOOKER

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 70.00

    For more than 50 years, science fiction films have been among the most important and successful products of American cinema, and are worthy of study for that reason alone. On a deeper level, the genre has reflected important themes, concerns and developments in American society, so that a history of science fiction film also serves as a cultural history... more...

  • Ulysses, Capitalism, and Colonialismby KEITH KEITH BOOKER

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 161.00

    The work of James Joyce, especially Ulysses, can be fully understood only when the colonial and postcolonial context of Joyce's Ireland is taken into account. Reading Joyce as a postcolonial writer produces valuable new insights into his work, though comparisons of Joyce's work with that of African and Caribbean postcolonial writers provides reminders... more...

  • Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Filmsby M. Keith Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 63.00

    Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children’s Films provides wide-ranging scrutiny of one of the most lucrative American entertainment genres. Beyond entertaining children—and parents—and ringing up merchandise sales, are these films attempting to shape the political views of young viewers? M. Keith Booker examines this question... more...

  • Science Fiction Televisionby M. Keith Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 56.00

    Science fiction series have remained a staple of American television from its inception: classic programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek, along with recent and current series including Babylon 5 and Stargate SG-1, have been some of the most enduring and influential of all television shows. In this chronological survey, author... more...

  • The Chinua Achebe Encyclopediaby M. Keith Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 123.00

    Though best known as a novelist, Achebe is also a critic, activist, and spokesman for African culture. This reference is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to his life and writings. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries. Some of these are substantive summary discussions of Achebe's major works of fiction, nonfiction,... more...

  • The Post-Utopian Imaginationby M. Keith Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 133.00

    In America, the long 1950s were marked by an intense skepticism toward utopian alternatives to the existing capitalist order. This skepticism was closely related to the climate of the Cold War, in which the demonization of socialism contributed to a dismissal of all alternatives to capitalism. This book studies how American novels and films of the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinemaby Keith M. Booker

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 79.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made science fiction cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This volume... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novelsby M. Keith Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 180.00

    At a time when graphic novels have expanded beyond their fan cults to become mainstream bestsellers and sources for Hollywood entertainment, Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels serves as an exhaustive exploration of the genre's history, its landmark creators and creations, and its profound influence on American life and culture. ||Encyclopedia... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of American Cinemaby Keith M. Booker

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent... more...