Sex Politics And Religion In Star Wars
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📒Sex Politics And Religion In Star Wars ✍ Douglas Brode
✏Sex Politics and Religion in Star Wars Book Summary : In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time. In Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled a provocative collection of essays that explore such hot topics as race and racism in the Star Wars galaxy, Judeo-Christian and Eastern religious themes, homosexual romance, and philosophical and political implications—earthbound and otherworldly. The wide range of essays collected here will engross readers, both fans and scholars alike.
📒Identity Politics In George Lucas Star Wars ✍ John C. McDowel
✏Identity Politics in George Lucas Star Wars Book Summary : George Lucas spoke about the didactic role of cinema and about his own work being presented through the "moral megaphone" of the film industry. A considerable body of scholarship on the six-part Star Wars series argues (unconvincingly) that the franchise promoted neo-conservatism in American culture from the late 1970s onward. But there is much in Lucas' grand space opera to suggest something more ideologically complex is going on. This book challenges the view of the saga as an unambiguously violent text exemplifying reactionary politics, and discusses the films' identity politics with regard to race and gender.
📒The Politics Of Big Fantasy ✍ John C. McDowell
✏The Politics of Big Fantasy Book Summary : Bringing critical attention to a particular set of Science Fiction and Fantasy films--Larry and Andy Wachowski's The Matrix, George Lucas' Star Wars saga, and Joss Whedon's Avengers--this book utilises a wide-ranging set of critical tools to illuminate their political ideologies, while also examining any resistant and complicating turns or byways the films may provide. What they all have in common ideologically is that they--or at least the genres they belong to--tend to be regarded as belonging to politically conservative frames of sociocultural reference. With the Star Wars saga, however, this idea is shown to be superficial and weak.
📒Finding The Force Of The Star Wars Franchise ✍ Matthew Kapell
✏Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise Book Summary : Textbook
📒Debating Disney ✍ Douglas Brode
✏Debating Disney Book Summary : Disney continues to be one of the dominant forces of popular culture, not only in America, but worldwide. The company s various films have drawn a mix of admiration and disdain. This collection of essays consider how films produced by Disney represent the best and worst the studio has offered over its nine decade history."
📒Gene Roddenberry S Star Trek ✍ Douglas Brode
✏Gene Roddenberry s Star Trek Book Summary : This collection of essays looks at the groundbreaking impact of the original Star Trek series (1966-1969) and the various themes that the show conveyed, not only during its run but in the subsequent film and cartoon versions featuring the original characters and cast members.
📒The Star Trek Universe ✍ Douglas Brode
✏The Star Trek Universe Book Summary : This collection of essays looks at the spinoffs of Star Trek and examines themes found in and among those various manifestations.
📒Dracula S Daughters ✍ Douglas Brode
✏Dracula s Daughters Book Summary : A collection of essays about the portrayals of female vampires through the history of film, beginning with Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Vampyre and culminating with the Twilight series. The contributors to these essays will be primarily female writers/scholars on films that focus on the female vampire—very often lesbian and/or bisexual—and the social implications of such films.
📒It S The Disney Version ✍ Douglas Brode
✏It s the Disney Version Book Summary : This collection of essays examine how the Disney studio has re-interpreted—for better or worse—classic literature into films both treasured and disdained. The films discussed in this volume include Bambi, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Tarzan.
📒Domestic Religion ✍ Peter Gardella
✏Domestic Religion Book Summary : Enter a teenager's room, or a hobbyist's garage, or a professional's office, and what do you see? Follow that person around. What do you discover? Peter Gardella finds the daily commitments that hold life together. We discover that person's domestic religion.As the author reveals, not every person has a domestic religion. But for those who do, it is rituals and values that keep their lives whole -- in spite of, or even because of, suffering.Written in a conversational style with few notes, the book does not presume any background in religion or any belief system. Instead it takes a walk through life, helping us sift through our world for nuggets of meaning.