Spacefarers images of astronauts and cosmonauts in the heroic era of spaceflight by Michael J. Neufeld

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  • Social aspects,
  • Astronautics and state,
  • Astronautics,
  • Astronautics in mass media,
  • Astronauts

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Historians, political scientists and others have extensively examined the technical, programmatic and political history of human spaceflight from the 1960s to the 1980s, but work is only beginning on the social and cultural history of the pioneering era. One rapidly developing area of recent scholarship is the examination of the images of spacefarers in the media, government propaganda and popular culture. How was space travel imagined in the visual media on the cusp of human spaceflights? How were astronauts and cosmonauts represented in official and quasi-official media portraits? And how were those images reproduced and transformed by in the imagination of film-makers, movie producers, popular writers, and novelists? Spacefarers addresses these questions with nine contributions from scholars in the field of aerospace history, Russian and American history, and English literature. These essays are preceded by an introduction by the editor, who discusses their place in the historiography of spaceflight and social and cultural history. The book will have potential appeal to a wide variety of scholars in history, literature and the social sciences and will include a number of striking visual images.

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Book details

Other titlesSpace farers :
Statementedited by Michael J. Neufeld
SeriesA Smithsonian contribution to knowledge, Smithsonian contribution to knowledge
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP96.A792 S63 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 256 pages
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27230859M
ISBN 101935623192, 1935623966
ISBN 109781935623199, 9781935623960
LC Control Number2013000432
OCLC/WorldCa828143264

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