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dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Randolph, 1966-en
dc.creatorCashbaugh, Sean Francisen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-12T19:43:33Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-12T19:43:40Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-12T19:43:33Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-12T19:43:40Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1019en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractWith the rise of the Popular Front during the 1930s, the American Left came together under the symbols of the “people” and “America,” and as its ranks swelled with modernity’s disenfranchised, radicals utilized the structures and discourses of modernity in the name of political struggle against exploitive American capitalism and fascism abroad. Science fiction and its devoted fan community were among these structures and discourses. Though both were largely conservative, entwined with American corporate capitalism, one group of fans embraced Communism and hoped to politicize science fiction and its fandom. The Michelists, as they called themselves, worked through the established channels of science fiction and fandom advocating a unique Marxist understanding of science fiction. This report situates them within the Popular Front, particularly its discourses of science and popular culture, and highlights how the particularities of the genre and its fandom shaped their political beliefs and actions.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectScience fictionen
dc.subjectPolitical science ficitonen
dc.subjectScience fiction fandomen
dc.subjectMarxist science fictionen
dc.subjectMarxismen
dc.subjectCommunismen
dc.subjectPopular fronten
dc.subjectMichelismen
dc.subjectFuturiansen
dc.subjectMichelen
dc.subjectPohlen
dc.subjectWollheimen
dc.subjectLowndesen
dc.subjectGreat Depressionen
dc.subjectLeftist literatureen
dc.titleA popular front, a popular future : the emergence of a radical science fictionen
dc.date.updated2010-11-12T19:43:40Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Mark C.en
dc.description.departmentAmerican Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAmerican Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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