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I find your lack of faith disturbing : Star Wars and the triumph of geek culture

Author: A D Jameson
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A.D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and the bestseller lists, Jameson takes in franchises such as The Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A D Jameson
ISBN: 9780374537364 0374537364
OCLC Number: 1004769828
Description: 288 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The story so far --
"Oh, I'm back out in space again": the realism of Star Wars --
The children of Spielberg and Lucas --
Geek goes mainstream --
pt. 2. What every geek wants --
Do you bleed? --
Historical documents --
The great geek game --
Geeking out --
pt. 3. To be continued ... --
I've got a bad feeling about this: the importance of being geeky --
Why so serious? --
Back out in space again: the beauty of Star Wars.
Responsibility: A.D. Jameson.

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A lifelong geek lays out the history and aesthetic of this geekiest of moments in popular culture, beginning and ending with surprising new readings of Star Wars, the big bang of contemporary fandom.  Read more...

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