Doctor Who and Race
 

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By:Lindy Orthia (ed.)
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Released:  July 2013
Publisher:  Intellect
ISBN:978-1-78320-036-8
Format: paperback
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Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction television series in the world and is regularly watched by millions of people across the globe. While its scores of fans adore the show with cult-like devotion, the contributors to this book argue that there is an uncharted dimension to Doctor Who. Bringing together diverse perspectives on race and its representation in Doctor Who, this anthology offers new understandings of the cultural significance of race in the programme — how the show’s representations of racial diversity, colonialism, nationalism, and racism affect our daily lives and change the way we relate to each other.

An accessible introduction to critical race theory, postcolonial studies, and other race-related academic fields, the 23 contributors deftly combine examples of the popular cultural icon and personal reflections to provide an analysis that is at once approachable but also filled with the intellectual rigor of academic critique.

Lindy Orthia is a lecturer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, the Australian National University. She has examined intersections between science, ideology and Doctor Who in several publications.

All proceeds for royalties for Dr Who and Race will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières and AVERT.


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