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Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science Through Science Fiction
Faculty Authored Books
  • Michael A. Allen, Boise State University
  • Justin S. Vaughn, Boise State University
Description
Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts. This carefully composed text is comprised of sixteen brief chapters, each of which takes a prominent science fiction film or television episode and uses it to explore fundamental components of political science. The book is designed to serve as a supplemental text for undergraduate political science courses, especially Introduction to Political Science. The structure and content of the volume is shaped around the organization and coverage of several leading texts in this area, and includes major parts devoted to theory and epistemology, political behavior, institutions, identity, states and inter-states relations. Its emphasis on science fiction — and particularly on popular movies and television programs — speaks to the popularity of the genre as well as the growing understanding that popular culture can be an extraordinarily successful vehicle for communicating difficult yet foundational concepts, especially to introductory level college students.
ISBN
9781138639775
Publisher
Routledge
Publication Date
2016
Keywords
  • politics,
  • science fiction
Disciplines
Citation Information
Michael A. Allen and Justin S. Vaughn. Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science Through Science Fiction. New York(2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/justin_vaughn/42/