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Toys in the Age of Wonder: Science Fiction, Society and the Symbolism of Play by Mark Rich (2020)

Toys in the Age of Wonder: Science Fiction, Society and the Symbolism of Play by Mark Rich (2020)

As it happened so often before, fiction by authors of early wonder and adventure tales, such as H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, William Rice Burroughs, and others, provided man (and particularly children and youngsters) with hopes and fantasies about machines that featured technology not yet been invented to dream a while. As […]

Cowboy Politics: Myths and Discourses in Popular Westerns … by John S. Nelson (2018)

Cowboy Politics: Myths and Discourses in Popular Westerns … by John S. Nelson (2018)

The popularity of the American western is still unbroken. This has to do with the story lines, great landscapes, good soundtracks and mostly with the deeds of some heroic men (and sometimes women) who did “the right thing” in times of distress and usually – as portrayed – in very rough and dangerous times. However, […]