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They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves: The History and Politics of Alien Abduction

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Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned ...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by New York University Press
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She looks critically at the progression themes in alien abduction stories. Her thesis is that abduction narratives express a deep feeling of human impotence and powerlessness against the faceless, unopposable, inevitable influence of globalization on all our lives.
I enjoyed her use of classic abduction narratives, starting with Betty and Barney Hill, Betty Andreasson, Whitley Streiber, etc. She also looks deeply into the hypnotists and others behind the stories; examining the role of players lik
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