David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Studies in Philosophy 30 (1):18-32 (1998)
This article examines continuity and change in Star trek’s expression of the American Frontier Myth, moving from an American ideal of imperialist expansion across an unlimited feminized landscape and destruction of Indians and animals in the myth’s early form, to one of benevolent redemption of the Other as misguided or evil alien in the unlimited expanse of outer space in early Star Trek. Analysis of symbol and narrative in Star Trek Voyager show further change, as feminist and environmental ethics are included. Now, movement is toward earth rather than away from it, raced and gendered Others are often internalized rather than projected onto Indians and aliens, and nature is vulnerable and spiritual rather than unlimited and inert. Though women and nature are still linked and idealized as selfless givers, progress is also made as women gain equal rank and air time and men take on some traditionally feminine roles
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Patrick Sean Liam Flanagan (1999). Cyberspace: The Final Frontier? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 19 (1):115 - 122.
John McCrone (1994). The Myth of Irrationality: The Science of the Mind From Plato to Star Trek. Carroll & Graf Publishers.
Ken Marsalek (2001). The Ethics of Star Trek. Philosophy Now 34:45-46.
Richard L. Lanigan (1993). "Star Trek. Semiotics:223-230.
Kathy E. Ferguson (2008). This Species Which is Not One : Identity Practices in Star Trek : Deep Space Nine. In Terrell Carver & Samuel Allen Chambers (eds.), Judith Butler's Precarious Politics: Critical Encounters. Routledge
Thomas F. N. Puckett (1993). "Abreaction, Aporia, and Malaise in Star Trek. Semiotics:231-238.
Anne Collins Smith (1995). The Philosophy of Star Trek. Teaching Philosophy 18 (4):295-300.
Lisa M. Poupart (2003). The Familiar Face of Genocide: Internalized Oppression Among American Indians. Hypatia 18 (2):86-100.
Rodolphe Gasché (2002). The Theory of Natural Beauty and its Evil Star: Kant, Hegel, Adorno. Research in Phenomenology 32 (1):103-122.
Beth A. Dixon (1996). The Feminist Connection Between Women and Animals. Environmental Ethics 18 (2):181-194.
Tom Regan (1995). Obligations to Animals Are Based on Rights. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 8 (2):171-180.
David Wittenberg (2013). Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative. Fordham University Press.
O. Douglas Schwarz (1987). Indian Rights and Environmental Ethics. Environmental Ethics 9 (4):291-302.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads7 ( #444,499 of 1,934,372 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,537 of 1,934,372 )
How can I increase my downloads?