Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

by Will Brooker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826414664

ISBN-13: 9780826414663

Pub. Date: 03/20/2003

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

In this intelligent and entertaining study of fandom at its most intense, Will Brooker examines the Star Wars phenomenon from the audience's perspective and discovers that the saga exerts a powerful influence over the social, cultural, and spiritual lives of those drawn into its myth. From a Boba Fett-loving police officer in Indiana to the webmistress of

Overview

In this intelligent and entertaining study of fandom at its most intense, Will Brooker examines the Star Wars phenomenon from the audience's perspective and discovers that the saga exerts a powerful influence over the social, cultural, and spiritual lives of those drawn into its myth. From a Boba Fett-loving police officer in Indiana to the webmistress of www.starwarschicks.com; from an eleven-year-old boy in south London to a Baptist Church in South Carolina; Brooker unearths a seemingly endless array of fans who use and interpret the saga in a number of creative ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826414663
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/20/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.75(d)

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