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Author Nicol, Danny,
Title Doctor Who : a British alien? / Danny Nicol.
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
2018.

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Subject Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989)
Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- )
Science fiction television programs -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, British.
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Note Online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 13, 2018).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Whonited Kingdom -- 2. "One Tiny, Damp Little Island": Doctor Who's Construction of Britishness -- 3. "Lots of Planets Have A North!" Scottishness, Welshness and Northernness in Doctor Who -- 4. "The Enemy of the World": globalised law versus British Self-government -- 5. Is the Doctor a War Criminal? -- 6. From Davos to Davros: corporate power in Britain and in Doctor Who -- 7. Conclusion: Doctor Who's post-democratic Britain.
Summary This book argues that Doctor Who, the world's longest-running science fiction series often considered to be about distant planets and monsters, is in reality just as much about Britain and Britishness. Danny Nicol explores how the show, through science fiction allegory and metaphor, constructs national identity in an era in which identities are precarious, ambivalent, transient and elusive. It argues that Doctor Who's projection of Britishness is not merely descriptive but normative--putting forward a vision of what the British ought to be. The book interrogates the substance of Doctor Who's Britishness in terms of individualism, entrepreneurship, public service, class, gender, race and sexuality. It analyses the show's response to the pressures on British identity wrought by devolution and separatist currents in Scotland and Wales, globalisation, foreign policy adventures and the unrelenting rise of the transnational corporation. .
ISBN 9783319658346 (electronic bk.)
3319658344 (electronic bk.)
3319658336
9783319658339
OCLC # 1022079407
Additional Format Print version: 3319658336 9783319658339 (OCoLC)994847936.