White flight

Lynns Spigel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations


Indeed, like the red-line zoning laws and patriarchal family life experienced in the mass-produced suburbs, the space race was predicated on racist and sexist barriers that effectively grounded "racially" marked Americans and women in general. This is especially paradoxical given the fact that space exploration was conducted in the name of democracy and a 1960s version of m ulticulturalism best encapsulated by Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek. After the Soviet launching of Sputnik in 1957, and the subsequent establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Adm inistration (NASA) in 1958, U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Revolution Wasn't Televised
Subtitle of host publicationSixties Television and Social Conflict
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781135205409
ISBN (Print)0415911214, 9780415911214
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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