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Narratives from the «Final Frontier»

A Postcolonial Reading of the Original Star Trek Series


Volker Gentejohann

Contents: Star Trek’s narratives analyzed with respect to their roots in modern mass-mediated culture on the one hand and traditional Western hegemonic culture on the other – Introduction of the theoretical concepts central to the analysis – The American heritage of Star Trek – American narratives in the context of Western humanism – The depiction of marginalized groups within Star Trek’s narratives – Multiplicity in human culture.