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Title Ruminations, peregrinations, and regenerations : a critical approach to Doctor Who / edited by Christopher J. Hansen
Published Newcastle Upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 392 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : timely and timeless / Chris Hansen -- Who is the Doctor : constructing an identity. Who is The Doctor? : the meta-narrative of Doctor Who / Michelle Cordone and John Cordone ; Davies, Dawkins and Deus ex TARDIS : who finds god in the doctor? / Dee Amy-Chinn -- Changing (or not changing) history. Who needs family? : I've got the whole world on my shoulders : how the Doctor's non-domesticity interrupts history / Todd Comer ; Benevolent whogemony : Doctor Who and the transmedial time traveler / Joshua Louis Moss -- National and international identity. Rebooting and re-branding : the changing brands of Doctor Who's Britishness / Barbara Selznick ; Aliens of London : (re)reading national identity in Doctor Who / Matthew Jones -- Companions : gender and race. "But Doctor?" : a feminist perspective of Doctor Who / Richard Wallace ; Gender redux : Bionic Woman, Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica / Noah McLaughlin ; Intergalactic girlpower : the gender politics of companionship in 21st century Doctor Who / Lee Barron ; Agency, action, and re-action : the black female presence in Doctor Who / Timothy Mark Robinson -- Intersexuality and metatextuality. When worlds continue : the doctor's adventures in fandom and metatextuality / Balaka Basu ; Cultural circulation and circularities in Doctor Who : bardolatry and the time vortex of intertextuality / Bruce Wyse -- Audience studies. Regeneration of a brand : the fan audience and the 2005 Doctor Who revival / Douglas McNaughton ; Squee, retcon, fanwank and the not-we : computer-mediated discourse and the online audience for NuWho / Brigid Cherry ; The moral economy of Doctor Who : forgiving fans and the objects of their devotion / Joshua Vasquez ; Doctor Who fan videos, YouTube, and the public sphere / Jeremy Sarachan -- Other considerations. Towards a definition of satire in Doctor Who / Andrew O'Day ; The suffering of the skin : the uncanny nature of the cybermen in the Russell T. Davies era of Doctor Who / James Rose ; Interference, the Doctor, and the good life / Courtland Lewis ; Author who? : masterplanners, scribermen, and script doctors, the producers, writers, and script editors of Doctor Who / Tom Steward -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
Summary Peregrinations, Ruminations, and Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who examines the famous BBC science fiction show as a cultural artifact in dialogue with other science fiction, with politics and religion, and with the culture at large, both in terms of how it reflects and comments upon that culture and in terms of the audience and the peculiarities of its response. This book enables researchers in film and media to make historical, industrial, aesthetic, and ideological connec ..
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-364) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989)
Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- )
Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989) fast
Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- ) fast
Subject Science fiction television programs -- History and criticism
Film, TV & radio.
Media studies.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- History & Criticism.
Science fiction television programs
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Hansen, Christopher J
ISBN 9781443821032