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dc.contributor.authorTkachuk, Susan.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16T15:45:48Z
dc.date.available2010-02-16T15:45:48Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-16T15:45:48Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2896
dc.description.abstractIn 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.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectFree will and determinism.en_US
dc.subjectPopular 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 contexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Popular Cultureen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPopular Culture Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US


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