The History and Politics of Star Wars

Written By Chris Kempshall
The History and Politics of Star Wars
  • Publsiher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 11 August 2022
  • ISBN : 1351382705
  • Pages : 252 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The History and Politics of Star Wars written by Chris Kempshall which was release on 11 August 2022, this book published by Taylor & Francis. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: This book provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of all the materials making up the Star Wars franchise relating to the portrayal and representation of real-world history and politics. Drawing on a variety of sources, including films, published interviews with directors and actors, novels, comics, and computer games, this volume explores the ways in which historical and contemporary events have been repurposed within Star Wars. It focuses on key themes such as fascism and the Galactic Empire, the failures of democracy, the portrayal of warfare, the morality of the Jedi, and the representations of sex, gender, and race. Through these themes, this study highlights the impacts of the fall of the Soviet Union, the War on Terror, and the failures of the United Nations upon the ‘galaxy far, far away’. By analysing and understanding these events and their portrayal within Star Wars, it shows how the most popular media franchise in existence aims to speak about wider contemporary events and issues. The History and Politics of Star Wars is useful for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars of a variety of disciplines such as transmedia studies, science fiction, cultural studies, and world history and politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The History and Politics of Star Wars

The History and Politics of Star Wars
  • Author : Chris Kempshall
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-08-11
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1351382705
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Summary : This book provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of all the materials making up the Star Wars franchise relating to the portrayal and representation of real-world history and politics. Drawing on a variety of sources, including films, published interviews with directors and actors, novels, comics, and computer games, this ...

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  • ISBN : 1351382705
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  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
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  • ISBN : 1351382705
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