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eBook Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on the Two Trilogies (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) ePub

by Carl Silvio,Tony M. Vinci,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III

  • ISBN: 0786429100
  • Category: Movies
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Carl Silvio,Tony M. Vinci,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McFarland (January 10, 2007)
  • Pages: 243
  • ePub book: 1395 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1419 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 132

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Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.

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Carl Silvio, Tony M. Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth.

Carl Silvio and Tony M. Vinci, eds, Culture, Identities, and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on the Two Trilogies. Jefferson: McFarland, 2007.

Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy

This book united the inner Star Wars geek and academic, film theory nerd within me. The essays focus on approaching Star Wars as a cultural product, as opposed to viewing it in terms of its mythic, universal messaging, as most scholarly work on it so far has done. As such, the critiques expressed in the book vary markedly in both stance and subject.

Released in May 1977, the original "Star Wars" movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generat. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed-and consequently analyzed-as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the "Star Wars" trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon.

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on. .First Place, State University of New York College at Brockport Critical Essay Award, 1998

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on the Two Trilogies. Eds. Carl Silvio and Tony M. Vinci. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. Introduction: Moving Away from Myth: Star Wars as Cultural Artifact. Silvio, Carl and Tony M. Vinci, eds. Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on the Two Trilogies. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS. First Place, State University of New York College at Brockport Critical Essay Award, 1998. 4. Blaine M. DeLancey Award for Excellence in Writing, 1999.

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Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed and consequently analyzed as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Moving away from the traditional myth-based criticism of the films, the essayists employ a cultural studies model to examine how this phenomenon intersects with social formations such as economics, technology, race and gender. Critical approaches are varied and include political and economic analysis informed by feminism, contemporary race theory, Marxism, new media studies and post-humanism. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas presentation of technology.

Comments

hardy hardy
"Feminism and the Force Empowerment and Disillusionment in a Galaxy Far, Far Away" by Diana Dominguez is a very popular, often-quoted essay full of insights comparing Leia to the feminists of her time and considering Padme as a weak Ophelia. Veronica A Wilson has a different gender essay, considering Shmi's weak character and the prequel's painful dismissal of the women. Christopher Deis has an equally clever essay on race in the series, particularly considering the racism inherent in the Empire as it echoes European colonialism. Tony M Vinci considers the all-important question of agency in this series on heroism. Several clever essays on the new digital technologies of the prequels round out the collection
Arihelm Arihelm
I bought this book, because I was interested in reading about how culture & technology played a part in the Star Wars mythos.
Hulis Hulis
I would recommend "Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films" to fans of the series as well as to teachers. The book covers a wide range of topics within the Star Wars universe, from capitalism to race to feminism - there's even a chapter on the fetishization of objects. Most essays discuss all six films and though this could cause the chapters to veer in too many directions, the writing in each remains focused and clear.

The highlight of the collection is the essay "Feminism and the Force: Empowerment and Disillusionment in a Galaxy Far, Far Away," which compares the surprising feminine strength of Princess Leia with Padme Amidala's "weepy stereotype of a woman coming undone." The essay goes on to defend Padme and to draw parallels between her and modern victims of domestic abuse, but the real heart of the article is the section on Leia. Truly a great book of essays.