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Sci-Fi as Race Allegory

by Mitchell Corner
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Attached here is an essay pertaining to the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes. Included is also a list of films that include race allegories as their center point. This essay would not have been possible without the essay “Signifying Monkeys: Politics and Story-Telling in the Planet of the Apes series” by Richard Von Busak and the book :Planet of the apes as American myth: race, politics, and popular culture" by Eric Greene and Richard Slotkin

Through the Planet of the Apes series there are a number of philosophical, socio-political and culturally specific questions that arise. Many of these have been discussed in...


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