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4 Consequently, in a move not unlike that of Freire, cultural theorists recognize that so-called “popular culture” cannot be contained by being reduced to simple “entertainment”; they argue that its discursive relation to deeper senses of identity should be understood and tested. A particularly critically acclaimed dramatic performance with deep political-cultural resonance has recently appeared in a quite surprising place. This place has involved a metanarrative return to a kitsch and relatively mediocre, even if nostalgically well-remembered, television offering originally conceived by Glen A.
Asia a few years later. Dr Strangelove expressed apprehension over the nuclear arms race, and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey, among other things, raised questions about the wisdom of technological ingenuity. ”3 In this pair of movies, 25 26 The Politics of Big Fantasy there are demonstrably also expressions of dread over the fragility of life in the face of nature’s instinct to survive, anxieties over gender ﬂuidity, and the ongoing horror over a monstrous otherness. ”4 Consequently, in a move not unlike that of Freire, cultural theorists recognize that so-called “popular culture” cannot be contained by being reduced to simple “entertainment”; they argue that its discursive relation to deeper senses of identity should be understood and tested.