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Culture, identities, and technology in the Star wars films : essays on the two trilogies

Author: Carl Silvio; Tony M Vinci
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 3.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas' presentation of technology"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Essays
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Culture, identities, and technology in the Star wars films.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007
(OCoLC)608024789
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Silvio; Tony M Vinci
ISBN: 9780786429103 0786429100
OCLC Number: 76750988
Description: vi, 237 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The fall of the rebellion; or, defiant and obedient heroes in a galaxy far, far away: individualism and intertextuality in the Star wars trilogies / Tony M. Vinci --
Apocalyptic determinism and Star wars / John Lyden --
The Star wars trilogies and global capitalism / Carl Silvio --
May the force (not) be with you: "race critical" readings and the Star wars universe / Christopher Deis --
Feminism and the force: empowerment and disillusionment in a galaxy far, far away / Diana Dominguez --
Seduced by the dark side of the force: gender, sexuality, and moral agency in George Lucas's Star wars universe / Veronica A. Wilson --
Kill Binks: why the world hated its first digital actor / Dan North --
"Your father's lightsaber": the fetishization of objects between the trilogies / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. --
The emperor's new clones; or, digitization and Walter Benjamin in the Star wars universe / Graham Lyons and Janice Morris.
Series Title: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Carl Silvio and Tony M. Vinci.
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Released in May 1977, the original "Star Wars" movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now  Read more...

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