The New Sex Wars

The New Sex Wars
Author: Brenda Cossman
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 1479802743
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Sex Wars Book Excerpt:

Revisits the sex wars of the 1970s and ’80s and examines their influence on how we think about sexual harm in the #MeToo era #MeToo’s stunning explosion on social media in October 2017 radically changed—and amplified—conversations about sexual violence as it revealed how widespread the issue is and toppled prominent celebrities and politicians. But, as the movement spread, a conflict emerged among feminist supporters and detractors about how punishment should be doled out and how justice should be served. The New Sex Wars reveals that these clashes are nothing new. Delving into the contentious debates from the ’70s and ‘80s, Brenda Cossman traces the striking echoes in the feminist divisions of this earlier period. In exploring the history of past conflicts—the resistance to finding common ground, the media’s pleasure in portraying the debates as polarized cat fights, the simplification of viewpoints as pro- and anti-sex—she shows how they have come to shape the #MeToo era. From the ’70s to today, Cossman examines tensions between the need for recognition and protection under the law, and the colossal and ongoing failure of that law to redress historic injustice. By circumventing law altogether, #MeToo has led us to question whether justice can be served outside of the courtroom. Cossman argues for a different way forward—one based on reparative models that focus on shared desired outcomes and the willingness to understand the other side. Thoughtful and compelling, The New Sex Wars explores what can been learned from these stories, what traps we repeatedly fall into, how we have been denied our anger, and where to begin to make law work.

Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance

Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance
Author: Daphne Lei,Charlotte McIvor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 1350040487
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance Book Excerpt:

The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance explores ground-breaking new directions and critical discourse in the field of intercultural theatre and performance while surveying key debates concerning interculturalism as an aesthetic and ethical series of encounters in theatre and performance from the 1960s onwards. The handbook's global coverage challenges understandings of intercultural theatre and performance that continue to prioritise case studies emerging primarily from the West and executed by elite artists. By building on a growing field of scholarship on intercultural theatre and performance that examines minoritarian and grassroots work, the volume offers an alternative and multi-vocal view of what interculturalism might offer as a theoretical keyword to the future of theatre and performance studies, while also contributing an energized reassessment of the vociferous debates that have long accompanied its critical and practical usage in a performance context. By exploring anew what happens when interculturalism and performance intersect as embodied practice, The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance offers new perspectives on a seminal theoretical concept still as useful as it is controversial. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential scholarly handbook for anyone working in intercultural theatre and performance, and performance studies.

Drawn to Love

Drawn to Love
Author: Nicole Ciacchella
Publsiher: Sweenix Rising Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawn to Love Book Excerpt:

Book 2 in the sexy GLAM rom-com series about a group of gloriously geeky ladies. Chantal Koffi is sure she isn’t good enough. After taking the dive years ago and publishing her webcomic online, she’s watched, disheartened, as the meager fruits of her labor trickle in. She knew making a living from her work was a pipe dream, but she pinned her hopes and dreams on it coming true. Since the art that holds true meaning for her isn’t paying her bills, she’s settled for channeling her abilities into an uninspiring graphic artist career. While she’s not above doing what’s necessary to make ends meet, the everyday proof that her art is only good at suckering hapless consumers into buying products they don’t need is soul-crushing. However, a chance meeting with a friend’s coworker reminds her that her art isn’t the only thing that matters to her. Marcus Tang is everything she’s ever wanted in a guy: sexy, sensitive, funny, intelligent, and an artist like her. Her attraction to him can’t be denied, and it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for him. But when a literary agent expresses interest in Marcus’s novel, Chantal is forced to contend with a stark reality. As thrilled for him as she is, she can’t ignore how painful it is to watch him find the success that continues to elude her. Then an unexpected disaster upends her delicate balancing act, and she must face the possibility that, while her love for Marcus is strong, she may not be strong enough to fight for it.

Re Imagining Capitalism

Re Imagining Capitalism
Author: Dominic Barton,Dezsö Horváth,Matthias Kipping
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 0191088242
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Imagining Capitalism Book Excerpt:

Capitalism has been an unprecedented engine of wealth creation for many centuries, leading to sustained productivity gains and long-term growth and lifting an increasing part of humanity out of poverty and subsistence. But its effects, and hence its future, have come increasingly under question: Is capitalism still improving the wealth and well-being for the many? Or, has it become destructive for the economy, where long-term value creation is being sacrificed to the pressures of short-termism; for society, where the gap between rich and poor has increased and opportunities to lift oneself out of poverty have dwindled; and for the natural environment, which seems increasingly under threat with unforeseen consequences for prosperity and global order? This volume reflects both the urgency of the needed action and the opportunity to achieve a wide-ranging agreement and lasting movement towards a more responsible, equitable, and sustainable model of capitalism in order to ensure its very survival. The volume is unique in that it brings together many of the leading proponents for a reformed, re-imagined capitalism from the fields of academia, business, and NGOs. Its contributors have been at the forefront of thought and action in regard to the future of capitalism. Both individually and collectively, they provide powerful suggestions of what such a long-term oriented model of capitalism should look like and how it can be achieved. Drawing on their research and/or professional experience, they write in an accessible way aiming to reach the broad audiences required to turn a re-imagined capitalism into a reality.

Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth

Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth
Author: Haixia Lan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1315400405
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth Book Excerpt:

The current study argues that different cultures can coexist better today if we focus not only on what separates them but also on what connects them. To do so, the author discusses how both Aristotle and Confucius see rhetoric as a mode of thinking that is indispensable to the human understanding of the truths of things or dao-the-way, or, how both see the human understanding of the truths of things or dao-the-way as necessarily communal, open-ended, and discursive. Based on this similarity, the author aims to develop a more nuanced understanding of differences to help foster better cross-cultural communication. In making the argument, she critically examines two stereotyped views: that Aristotle’s concept of essence or truth is too static to be relevant to the rhetorical focus on the realm of human affairs and that Confucius’ concept of dao-the-way is too decentered to be compatible with the inferential/discursive thinking. In addition, the author relies primarily on the interpretations of the Analects by two 20th-century Chinese Confucians to supplement the overreliance on renderings of the Analects in recent comparative rhetorical scholarship. The study shows that we need an in-depth understanding of both the other and the self to comprehend the relation between the two.

Peripheral Visions Global Sounds

Peripheral Visions   Global Sounds
Author: José Colmeiro
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN: 178694815X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peripheral Visions Global Sounds Book Excerpt:

Galician audio/visual culture has experienced an unprecedented period of growth following the process of political and cultural devolution in post-Franco Spain. This creative explosion has occurred in a productive dialogue with global currents and with considerable projection beyond the geopolitical boundaries of the nation and the state, but these seismic changes are only beginning to be the subject of attention of cultural and media studies. This book examines contemporary audio/visual production in Galicia as privileged channels through which modern Galician cultural identities have been imagined, constructed and consumed, both at home and abroad. The cultural redefinition of Galicia in the global age is explored through different media texts (popular music, cinema, video) which cross established boundaries and deterritorialise new border zones where tradition and modernity dissolve, generating creative tensions between the urban and the rural, the local and the global, the real and the imagined. The book aims for the deperipheralization and deterritorialization of the Galician cultural map by overcoming long-established hegemonic exclusions, whether based on language, discipline, genre, gender, origins, or territorial demarcation, while aiming to disjoint the center/periphery dichotomy that has relegated Galician culture to the margins. In essence, it is an attempt to resituate Galicia and Galician studies out of the periphery and open them to the world.

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century
Author: David A. Tyckoson,John G. Dove
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1557536988
Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Libraries today provide a wider variety of services, collections, and tools than at any time in the past. This book explores how reference librarianship is changing to continue to help users find information they need in this shifting environment.

The Walls of Santiago

The Walls of Santiago
Author: Terri Gordon-Zolov,Eric Zolov
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2022-04-15
ISBN: 1800732562
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Walls of Santiago Book Excerpt:

A photo-illustrated record of Chilean protest art, along with reflections on artistic antecedents, global protest movements, and the long shadow cast by Chile’s authoritarian past. “This is an excellent and unique contribution to our understanding of protest art. It is the first substantive treatment in English of an important social movement and a significant contribution to the political impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”—T.V. Reed, Washington State University From October 2019 until the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, Chile was convulsed by protests and political upheaval, as what began as civil disobedience transformed into a vast resistance movement. Throughout, the most striking aspects of the protests were the murals, graffiti, and other political graphics that became ubiquitous in Chilean cities. Authors Terri Gordon-Zolov and Eric Zolov were in Santiago to witness and document the protests from their very beginning. The book is beautifully illustrated with over 150 photographs taken throughout the protests. Additional photos will be available on the publisher’s website. From the introduction: In the conclusion, we take stock of the crisis of the nation-state in the contemporary era. This chapter brings events into the present moment, noting the ways President Piñera took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to reclaim the streets of Santiago, a phenomenon echoed in countries across the globe. While most of the global protest movements were forced to go underground (or into the ether), the Black Lives Matter movement surged in the United States and drew massive amounts of support both domestically and abroad, suggesting a continued wave of grassroots protests. We close with reflections on the continued relevance of walls in a virtual world, the testimonial role that protest graphics play, and the future outlook for revolutionary movements in Chile and worldwide.

Future Texts

Future Texts
Author: Vicki Callahan,Virginia Kuhn
Publsiher: Parlor Press LLC
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2015-10-25
ISBN: 1602357706
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Texts Book Excerpt:

Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies sketches several possibilities for future texts, those that imagine new pathways through the forms used to express contemporary questions of race, gender, and identity. Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies’ area of investigation is situated within popular culture, not as a place of critique or celebration, but rather as a contested site that crosses an array of media forms, from music video, to games, to global journalism. While there is an established tradition in feminist writing founded on experimental expression that disrupts patriarchal culture, it has too often failed to consider issues of race and class. This is evident in the dilemma faced by black feminists who, alienated from dominant feminism’s failure to consider their experience, have been forced to choose whether they were black or women first. To push back against such identity splintering, Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies begins with the politics and aesthetics of Afrofuturism, which sets the stage for the dialogue around contemporary feminism that runs through the collection. With a paradigm of remix as linguistic play and reconfiguration, the chapters confront the question of narrative codes and conventions. These new formats are crucial to rewriting the relationship between hegemonic and resistant texts.

Assaulted Personhood

Assaulted Personhood
Author: Craig C. Malbon
Publsiher: Hamilton Books
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2020-12-14
ISBN: 0761872442
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assaulted Personhood Book Excerpt:

In 21st century America, personhood is under daily assault, sometimes with dire consequences. Scientist, ethicist, and ordained minister Craig C. Malbon encourages the reader to consider such assaults on personhood endured by victims of abortion, ageism, Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, mental and physical disabilities, gender, gender orientation, racism, sexual preference, identity politics, and our will-to-power over the “other.” In exploring personhood status, Malbon poses difficult questions for us. Is personhood assigned as all-or-nothing, or is it a sliding scale based upon criteria arbitrarily aimed at our vulnerabilities? Does the voiceless embryo and fetus have advocates who can speak to the moral question of abortion? Is the personhood of an economically insecure pregnant woman degraded to the point where lack of access to early termination of pregnancy results in “coercive childbearing?” Does being a member of the LGBTQI+ community target one for assaults on personhood, to the extreme of being killed? In delving into the biology and psychology of assaults of “self” upon the “other,” Malbon sees powerful linkages of everyday assaults on personhood to darker, profound “original sins” that are foundational to the rise of the American empire, i.e., assaults on the indigenous Native Americans and assaults derivative to the institution of slavery upon Africans, African Americans, and their descendants.

John McGahern and the Art of Memory

John McGahern and the Art of Memory
Author: Dermot McCarthy
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9783034301008
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John McGahern and the Art of Memory Book Excerpt:

In 2005, when John McGahern published his Memoir, he revealed for the first time in explicit detail the specific nature of the autobiographical dimension of his fiction, a dimension he had hitherto either denied or mystified. Taking Memoir as a paradigmatic work of memory, confession, and imaginative recovery, this book is a close reading of McGahern's novels that discovers his narrative poiēsis in both the fiction and the memoir to be a single, continuous, and coherent mythopoeic project concealed within the career of a novelist writing ostensibly in the realist tradition of modern Irish fiction. McGahern's total body of work centres around the experiences of loss, memory, and imaginative recovery. To read his fiction as an art of memory is to recognize how he used story-telling to confront the extended grief and anger that blighted his early life and that shaped his sense of self and world. It is also to understand how he gradually, painfully and honestly wrote his way out of the darkness and despair of the early work into the luminous celebration of life and the world in his great last novel That They May Face the Rising Sun.

Finding Battlestar Galactica

Finding Battlestar Galactica
Author: Lynnette R. Porter,David Lavery,Hillary Robson
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2008
ISBN: 140224827X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Battlestar Galactica Book Excerpt:

Provides a look at the history, politics, themes, philosophies, and characters of this popular television series with topics such as "Positions of Power," "Battlestar and the Bush Era," and "Thirty Years of Battlestar Fandom." Original. (A SciFi Channel television series, starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, James Callis, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, and others). (Performing Arts)

The Perpetual Guest

The Perpetual Guest
Author: Barry Schwabsky
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 1784783269
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perpetual Guest Book Excerpt:

Leading art critic explores the connections between art’s past and present Contemporary art sometimes pretends to have made a clean break with history. In The Perpetual Guest, poet and critic Barry Schwabsky demonstrates that any robust understanding of art’s present must also account for the ongoing life and changing fortunes of its past. Surveying the art world of recent decades, Schwabsky attends not only to its most significant newer faces—among them, Kara Walker, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ai Weiwei, Chris Ofili, and Lorna Simpson—but their forebears as well, both near (Jeff Wall, Nancy Spero, Dan Graham, Cindy Sherman) and more distant (Velázquez, Manet, Matisse, and the portraitists of the Renaissance). Schwabsky’s rich and subtle contributions illuminate art’s present moment in all its complexity: shot through with determinations produced by centuries of interwoven traditions, but no less open-ended for it.

Media Franchising

Media Franchising
Author: Derek Johnson
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-03-22
ISBN: 0814743471
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Franchising Book Excerpt:

"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.

Legacies of Ancient Greece in Contemporary Perspectives

Legacies of Ancient Greece in Contemporary Perspectives
Author: Thomas M. F. Gerry
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2022-04-20
ISBN: 1648894453
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacies of Ancient Greece in Contemporary Perspectives Book Excerpt:

'Legacies of Ancient Greece in Contemporary Perspectives' provides readers with opportunities to reconnect with the origins of thought in an astonishingly wide variety of areas: politics, economics, art, spirituality, gender relations, medicine, literature, philosophy, music, and so on. As the chapters in the book show, Classical Greek thought still informs much of contemporary culture. There are countless books and articles that deal with ancient Greece historically, and a similar number that focus on Greece as a contemporary travel destination. There is both a lot of interest in Greece as a place now, and in Greece’s history and culture, which formed the early origins of much of Western civilisation. The distinctive attraction of 'Legacies of Ancient Greece in Contemporary Perspectives' is that it brings together, by means of fascinating examples, the two areas of interest: Greece’s past in relation to its, and our, present. In addition to the general interest factor, the book suggests questions for re-examination: the individual chapters provide abundant original research on their subjects, and in most cases offer critiques on the assumptions about, and the interpretations of, Greece’s ancient and contemporary cultural practices. These challenges themselves stimulate far-reaching thought and discussion, a feature highly attractive to readers (and students) wishing to develop a more in-depth understanding of the legacies of ancient Greece.

World of Diasporas Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora

World of Diasporas  Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora
Author: Harjinder Singh Majhail,Sinan Dogan
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 9004388044
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Diasporas Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora Book Excerpt:

This book offers an account of heart touching insights into the world of diasporas in an arcade of writers highlighting their interesting research in diaspora.

Decolonising Childhoods in Eastern Africa

Decolonising Childhoods in Eastern Africa
Author: Oduor Obura
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2021-06-13
ISBN: 1000408000
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decolonising Childhoods in Eastern Africa Book Excerpt:

This book deconstructs Eurocentric narratives and showcases local voices to re-examine childhood in Eastern Africa. Moving away from portrayals of eastern African childhood as characterised by want, the author argues for a differentiated and pluralist nature of the eastern African childhood. Taking a chronological approach, the author provides a multidisciplinary critical reading of Africanist research on childhood in eastern Africa, drawing from anthropological and cultural studies, while examining writings from the pre-imperial and colonial periods. Moving into the contemporary period, the book reveals the continuity, tensions and ruptures of these portrayals in humanitarian, legal, and journalistic discourses, before exploring postcolonial writings on childhood in works by Eastern African novelists. Based on such a multidisciplinary perspective, this book will be of interest to scholars of African literature, eastern African history, critical childhood studies, museums and Africanist epistemologies.

Pilgrimage to the National Parks

Pilgrimage to the National Parks
Author: Lynn Ross-Bryant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415893801
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrimage to the National Parks Book Excerpt:

National Parks – 'America's Best Idea' – were from the first seen as sacred sites embodying the God-given specialness of American people and American land, and from the first they were also marked as tourist attractions. The inherent tensions between these two realities ensured the parks would be stages where the country's conflicting values would be performed and contested. As pilgrimage sites embody the values and beliefs of those who are drawn to them, so Americans could travel to these sacred places to honor, experience, and be restored by the powers that had created the American land and the American enterprise. This book explores the importance of the discourse of nature in American culture, arguing that the attributes and symbolic power that had first been associated with the 'new world' and then the 'frontier' were embodied in the National Parks. Author Ross-Bryant focuses on National Parks as pilgrimage sites around which a discourse of nature developed and argues the centrality of religion in understanding the dynamics of both the language and the ritual manifestations related to National Parks. Beyond the specific contribution to a richer analysis of the National Parks and their role in understanding nature and religion in the U.S., this volume contributes to the emerging field of 'religion and the environment,' larger issues in the study of religion (e.g. cultural events and the spatial element in meaning-making), and the study of non-institutional religion.

Transmissions in Dance

Transmissions in Dance
Author: Lesley Main
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN: 331964873X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transmissions in Dance Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of essays that capture the artistic voices at play during a staging process. Situating familiar practices such as reimagining, reenactment and recreation alongside the related and often intersecting processes of transmission, translation and transformation, it features deep insights into selected dances from directors, performers, and close associates of choreographers. The breadth of practice on offer illustrates the capacity of dance as a medium to adapt successfully to diverse approaches and, further, that there is a growing appetite amongst audiences for seeing dances from the near and far past. This study spans a century, from Rudolf Laban’s Dancing Drumstick (1913) to Robert Cohan’s Sigh (2015), and examines works by Mary Wigman, Madge Atkinson (Natural Movement), Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Yvonne Rainer and Rosemary Butcher, an eclectic mix that crosses time and borders.

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica
Author: Roz Kaveney,Jennifer Stoy
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-07-02
ISBN: 0857731092
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battlestar Galactica Book Excerpt:

"The West Wing" or "Generation Kill" in Space? A show about God-fearing sex-obsessed robots? Or a complex meditation on fate, dreaming and eternal recurrence? Of all recent television science fiction series, the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" is the most highly praised and consistently inventive and intelligent. Where the original show was a straightforward space opera, the new one is rich, strange and above all unpredictable. This book covers the new "Battlestar Galactica" from beginning to end, covering all of the show's principal themes from the depiction of sexuality in an era of artificial people and downloaded memories to what it means to be a member of a military organization when the stakes are not victory or defeat but survival. Like all the best shows about the future or the past - we are never sure when all this is supposed to be happening - "Battlestar Galactica" is a series about the present; chapters here cover its depiction of the post-9.11 world and such issues as abortion and worker's rights. This definitive book on the full new "Battlestar Galactica" also includes an interview with Jane Espenson, co-executive producer of the show's last seasons and writer/director of the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel film "The Plan", with a complete episode guide.