Jacking in to the Matrix: Cultural Reception and Inerpretation

Jacking in to the Matrix: Cultural Reception and Inerpretation

by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
     
 

The Matrix films, along with the video games, animé and toys inspired by them, are rich with philosophical, religious and social references that cry out for interpretation. Here these ideas are examined in the context of the history of thought and cinema. The variety of applications in this study is remarkable, engaging thinkers ranging from conservative

Overview

The Matrix films, along with the video games, animé and toys inspired by them, are rich with philosophical, religious and social references that cry out for interpretation. Here these ideas are examined in the context of the history of thought and cinema. The variety of applications in this study is remarkable, engaging thinkers ranging from conservative Christians to postmodernist critics. Feminist issues meet cyberpunk, cosmological perspectives meet mythological and literary analysis. Violence in society, American values, politics, heroic models - all are called into question as several esteemed scholars decode the entire world of the Matrix franchise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826419095
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Kapell is Visiting Lecturer of Anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

William G. Doty is a retired Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He has published 16 books and over 70 essays in a wide range of academic journals.

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