A Galaxy Here and Now: Historical and Cultural Readings of by Peter W. Lee

By Peter W. Lee

Star Wars starts off with its well-known name series, environment the tale within the historic previous of a distant galaxy. but the outstanding good fortune of the movie, the franchise, and its “expanded universe” relies upon its mirrored image of historic and cultural milieus right here on modern day Earth. This choice of new essays study a number of ways that George Lucas’s saga touches upon modern social and political matters. issues contain the impression of the film’s rating on musical genres, feminism and NASA, the epic mimicry of Western-African and Bedouin cultural motifs, gender id building, chilly battle narratives in radio and nationwide mythology, and fan interpretations of authorship and authenticity.

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