The History and Politics of Star Wars

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  • Author : Chris Kempshall
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 252 pages
  • ISBN : 1351382705
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The History and Politics of Star Wars

The History and Politics of Star Wars
  • Author : Chris Kempshall
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 11 August 2022
GET THIS BOOK The History and Politics of Star Wars

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

Interpreting Star Wars

Interpreting Star Wars
  • Author : Miles Booy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 14 January 2021
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Upon its initial release in 1977, many critics regarded Star Wars as a childish retort to the mature American cinema of the seventies. Though full of sound and fury, some felt that it signified nothing. Four decades later, the significations are multiple as interpretations of the film's strange imagery and metaphoric potential continue to pile up. Interpreting Star Wars analyses and contextualises the dominant trends in Star Wars interpretation from the earliest reviews, through Lucasfilm's attempts to use its position as

Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm
  • Author : Cyrus R.K. Patell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 15 July 2021
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From A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker and beyond, this book offers the first complete assessment and philosophical exploration of the Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm examines the ways in which these iconic films were shaped by global cultural mythologies and world cinema, as well as philosophical ideas from the fields of aesthetics and political theory, and now serve as a platform for public philosophy. Cyrus R. K. Patell also looks at how this ever-expanding universe of cultural products

The World According to Kaleb

The World According to Kaleb
  • Author : Kaleb Cooper
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 13 October 2022
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Introducing Clarkson's Farm favourite Kaleb Cooper's worldly wisdom on life's big issues, from the difference between straw and hay to the importance of having a hair perm. Chipping Norton's celebrity farmer Kaleb Cooper has strong views on lots of things: sheep ('suicidal morons'), Jeremy Clarkson ('there are two types of farming, unless you count whatever it is Jeremy thinks he's doing'), goats ('they're a proper good clear-up animal, they eat everything - no wonder they taste horrible'), New York ('if

The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain

The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain
  • Author : Craig Stevens
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 05 March 2018
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Among the top-grossing Hollywood blockbusters of all time, Star Wars launched one of the most successful movie and licensing franchises in history. Yet much of the film's backstory was set in Britain, where the original trilogy was made and where early efforts at tie-in merchandising were spearheaded. The author provides a detailed account of the saga's British connection, including personal recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took on the challenge of producing

3D Printing and Beyond

3D Printing and Beyond
  • Author : Dinusha Mendis,Mark Lemley,Matthew Rimmer
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 04 February 2023
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This ground-breaking and timely contribution is the first and most comprehensive edited collection to address the implications for Intellectual Property (IP) law in the context of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Providing a coverage of IP law in three main jurisdictions including the UK, USA and Australia. 3D Printing and Beyond brings together a team of distinguished IP experts and is an indispensable starting point for researchers with an interest in IP, emerging technologies and 3D printing.

Twenty one Truths About Love

Twenty one Truths About Love
  • Author : Matthew Dicks
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 19 November 2019
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From the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend comes a wonderful new novel about a struggling man, written entirely in lists. Daniel Mayrock's life is at a crossroads. He knows the following to be true: 1. He loves his wife Jill... more than anything. 2. He only regrets quitting his job and opening a bookshop a little (maybe more than a little) 3. Jill is ready to have a baby. 4. The bookshop isn’t doing well. Financial crisis is imminent. Dan

The Beginnings of Behavioral Economics

The Beginnings of Behavioral Economics
  • Author : Roger Frantz
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 05 October 2019
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The Beginnings of Behavioral Economics: Katona, Simon, and Leibenstein's X-Efficiency Theory explores the mid-20th century roots of behavioral economics, placing the origin of this now-dominant approach to economic theory many years before the groundbreaking 1979 work on prospect theory by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. It discusses the work of Harvey Leibenstein, Herbert Simon, George Katona, and Frederick Hayek, reintroducing their contributions as founding pillars of the behavioral approach. It concentrates on the work of Leibenstein, reviewing his nuanced introduction

Republic

 Republic
  • Author : Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 03 April 2018
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy—and what can be done about it As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political

Noise

Noise
  • Author : Daniel Kahneman,Olivier Sibony,Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 18 May 2021
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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones—"a tour de force” (New York Times). Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients—or that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make

Sex Politics and Religion in Star Wars

Sex  Politics  and Religion in Star Wars
  • Author : Douglas Brode,Leah Deyneka
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 02 July 2012
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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

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy
  • Author : Jason T. Eberl,Kevin S. Decker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 13 August 2015
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Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas’s creation is left philosophically unexamined in The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy. The editors of the original Star Wars and Philosophy strike back in this Ultimate volume that encompasses the complete Star Wars universe Presents the most far-reaching examination

Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second

Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second
  • Author : Julien R. Fielding
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 26 September 2008
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Traditionally, university students have gained access to world religions by reading primary texts. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of the same religious traditions through the study of feature films. The many definitions of religion are examined along with its various components, including doctrine, myth, ethics, ritual, and symbol. Specific religious traditions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, popular religion, and Shinto are examined. Biographical sketches of directors whose

Postcolonial Star Wars

Postcolonial Star Wars
  • Author : Matthew Schultz
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 15 May 2020
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This collection of twenty short essays draws upon postcolonial theories established by Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Camus to help readers better understand the power structures in Star Wars. Divided into five sections––Rebellion, Racism, Feminism, The Subaltern, and The Gothic––the text considers the narrative and technical aspects of various Star Wars films, animated television series, comics, and short stories. While this collection will be of interest to any Star Wars fan wishing to deepen their knowledge of