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

By Peter W. Lee

Star Wars starts with its recognized name series, atmosphere the tale within the historical prior of a distant galaxy. but the outstanding good fortune of the movie, the franchise, and its “expanded universe” is predicated upon its mirrored image of old and cultural milieus right here on modern day Earth. This number of new essays learn a variety of ways that George Lucas’s saga touches upon modern social and political matters. subject matters contain the effect of the film’s ranking on musical genres, feminism and NASA, the epic mimicry of Western-African and Bedouin cultural motifs, gender id building, chilly struggle narratives in radio and nationwide mythology, and fan interpretations of authorship and authenticity.

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