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"Man of science, man of faith" : Lost, consumer agency and the fate/free will binary in the post-9/11 context

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dc.contributor.author Tkachuk, Susan. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-16T15:45:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-16T15:45:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-16T15:45:48Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2896
dc.description.abstract In 2004, Lost debuted on ABC and quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Its postmodem take on the classic Robinson Crusoe desert island scenario gestures to a variety of different issues circulating within the post-9II1 cultural consciousness, such as terrorism, leadership, anxieties involving air travel, torture, and globalization. Lost's complex interwoven flashback and flash-forward narrative structure encourages spectators to creatively hypothesize solutions to the central mysteries of the narrative, while also thematically addressing archetypal questions of freedom of choice versus fate. Through an examination of the narrative structure, the significance of technological shifts in television, and fan cultures in Lost, this thesis discusses the tenuous notion of consumer agency within the current cultural context. Furthermore, I also explore these issues in relation to the wider historical post-9/II context. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Free will and determinism. en_US
dc.subject Popular culture--United States--History|y21st century. en_US
dc.title "Man of science, man of faith" : Lost, consumer agency and the fate/free will binary in the post-9/11 context en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Popular Culture en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Popular Culture Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Humanities en_US


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