The Exploration of Gender in Deep Space and Sacred Time
In Deep Space and Sacred Time: Star Trek in the American Mythos, Jon Wagner and Jan Lundeen identify Star Trek as a cultural myth:
"To treat Star Trek as American mythology ... is simply to say that much of Trek's phenomenal appeal has to do with its ability to confront and express, in a gratifyingly mythic way, some of the central concerns of American culture." (4)
Employing a pluralistic analysis that considers and often adopts a variety of theoretical approaches, the authors examine a number of aspects of the Star Trek mythology and the way in which it both expresses and confronts our cultural assumptions and issues. The purpose of this review is to assess the authors' discussion of gender roles and relationships in this mythological context.
Smith, Anne Collins, "The Exploration of Gender in Deep Space and Sacred Time" (2000). Faculty Publications. 13.
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