Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist: Alien Contact Tales Since the 1950s

Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist: Alien Contact Tales Since the 1950s

by Aaron John Gulyas
     
 

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Since the 1950s, men and women around the world have claimed to have had contact with human-like visitors from space. This book explores how the "contactee" subculture has critiqued political, social and cultural trends in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Not merely quaint relics of the 1950s Atomic Age, contactees have continued their messages of

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Since the 1950s, men and women around the world have claimed to have had contact with human-like visitors from space. This book explores how the "contactee" subculture has critiqued political, social and cultural trends in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Not merely quaint relics of the 1950s Atomic Age, contactees have continued their messages of transformation into the 21st century. Regardless of whether these alleged contacts took the form of physical meetings or channeled paranormal psychic communications, or whether they actually happened at all, contactees have provided a consistently relevant source of commentary on this world and beyond.

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well-researched and organized...recommended
Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions
"engrossing and revealing analysis"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786471164
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/06/2013
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Aaron John Gulyas is a history instructor at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan, where he specializes in the modern history of the United States and American military history.

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