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dc.contributor.advisorMandziuk, Roseann
dc.contributor.authorHenry, Christopher Guy ( )
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-02T16:39:38Z
dc.date.available2014-06-02T16:39:38Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.citationHenry, C. G. (2014). A cultural critique of contemporary science fiction film (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5050
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University, In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, Approved May 2014.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides an in-depth analysis of how gender, class and violence are portrayed in current American science fiction films. The examination was based on viewing, reporting, and analyzing a set of recent popular movies: Elysium, Iron Man III, The Hunger Games, Gamer, and In Time. Within the science fiction genre, the directors, writers, and actors are not constrained by any factual cultural rules or precedents, so in essence, these people have the creative power to create any society they want. As this analysis reveals, however, these films actually contain extremely misogynistic, classist, and violent messages. Through the application of sociological categories and semiology, this analysis demonstrates how powerful these messages are in shaping audience perceptions. The research concludes that these films are very profitable, influential, and reflective of what the current culture desires, and perhaps, demands, of entertainment. This research is significant and vital because it reveals that even in science fiction, where there is the power to change conceptions of gender, class, and violence, as a culture we ultimately choose to promote and consume regressive and detrimental messages.en_US
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dc.format.extent78 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFilmen_US
dc.subjectCinemaen_US
dc.subjectScience fictionen_US
dc.subjectCommunication studiesen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectClassen_US
dc.subjectViolenceen_US
dc.subjectMediaen_US
dc.subjectMedia studiesen_US
dc.titleA Cultural Critique of Contemporary Science Fiction Filmen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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