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Alien como arena de disputa cultural: tecnología, capitalismo y otredad

Nelson Arteaga Botello


En este trabajo se analizan distintas interpretaciones de la franquicia Alien y cómo dividen al mundo respecto a temas como la explotación económica, la tecnología y la otredad. La sociología cultural permite comprender cómo las interpretaciones se articulan a través de conjuntos binarios que ven al mismo tiempo la franquicia como una crítica y una apología de: a) el racionalismo capitalista colonial y tecnológico, b) la exclusión del otro y lo monstruoso, y c) el feminismo, la identidad sexual y de género. Las interpretaciones se analizan como condensaciones sobre las esperanzas y los temores en relación con los procesos sociales contemporáneos. La disputa por el control del sentido de Alien permite comprender cómo se articulan los temores y las esperanzas sobre la racionalidad económica y tecnológica y sobre las relaciones de género.

Palabras clave

Racionalidad social; racionalidad cibernética; ciencia ficción; monstruos; sociología cultural; identidad de género.

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