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The Resource Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

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Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history
Title
Exploring the next frontier
Title remainder
Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1960s and early 70s saw the evolution of Frontier Myths even as scholars were renouncing the interpretive value of myths themselves. Works like Joe Haldeman's The Forever War exemplified that rejection using his experiences during the Vietnam War to illustrate the problematic consequences of simple mythic idealism. Simultaneously, Americans were playing with expanded and revised versions of familiar Frontier Myths, though in a contemporary context, through NASA's lunar missions, Star Trek, and Gerard K. O'Neill's High Frontier. This book examines the reasons behind the exclusion of Frontier Myths to the periphery of scholarly discourse, and endeavors to build a new model for understanding their enduring significance. This model connects NASA's failed attempts to recycle earlier myths, wholesale, to Star Trek's revision of those myths and rejection of the idea of a frontier paradise, to O'Neill's desire to realize such a paradise in Earth's orbit. This new synthesis defies the negative connotations of Frontier Myths during the 1960s and 70s and attempts to resuscitate them for relevance in the modern academic context"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kapell, Matthew,
Dewey number
973.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in American history
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • O'Neill, Gerard K
  • United States
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Myth
  • Frontier thesis
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: 1969 and an American Mythos -- Paradigms Lost and Paradigms Regained : A Mythography of the Lost Frontier -- Vietnam, The Forever War, and the Shattering of American Myth -- Technological Triumph, Mythological Miasma : NASA, the Moon, and Transforming Mythos into Logos -- The Rejection of Paradise : Star Trek and the Final Frontier -- The High Frontier of Gerard K. O'Neill : An Endless Frontier Utopia in Orbit -- Conclusion: A Continuing Mythic Significance
Control code
ocn934797058
Extent
1 online resource (x, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315641911
Lccn
2016001642
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934797058
Label
Exploring the next frontier : Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and utopia in 1960s and 70s American myth and history, Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: 1969 and an American Mythos -- Paradigms Lost and Paradigms Regained : A Mythography of the Lost Frontier -- Vietnam, The Forever War, and the Shattering of American Myth -- Technological Triumph, Mythological Miasma : NASA, the Moon, and Transforming Mythos into Logos -- The Rejection of Paradise : Star Trek and the Final Frontier -- The High Frontier of Gerard K. O'Neill : An Endless Frontier Utopia in Orbit -- Conclusion: A Continuing Mythic Significance
Control code
ocn934797058
Extent
1 online resource (x, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315641911
Lccn
2016001642
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934797058

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