Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology

Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology


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ISBN-13: 9780810885141
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/02/2012
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Douglas Brode teaches popular culture at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Our Lady of the Lake University (also in San Antonio). He has published more than 35 books, including Rod Sterling and The Twilight Zone (2009).

Leah Deyneka holds a master’s degree in 19th-century literature from King’s College, London, and has written extensively on literature, film, media, and popular culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Douglas Brode
Chapter 1: A Rocky Road to Star Wars: The Early Life and Career of George Lucas
Douglas Brode
Chapter 2: Star Wars in Black & White: Race and Racism in a Galaxy Not So Far Away
Andrew Howe
Chapter 3: Beyond Judeo-Christianity: Star Wars and the Great Eastern Religions
Julien Fielding
Chapter 4: May the Force Be with JEW: The Jedi-Hebraic Connection
Andrew Bank
Chapter 5: Star Wars: An Exhibition in Cold War Politics
Nick Desloge
Chapter 6: Fighting the Evil Empire: Star Wars, the Strategic Defense Initiative and the Politics of Science-Fiction
Peter Krämer
Chapter 7: Light Sabers, Political Arenas, and Marriages for Princess Leia and Queen Amidala
Ray Merlock and Kathy Merlock Jackson
Chapter 8: “The Over-Soul of the Force: Emersonian Transcendentalism in the Star Wars Saga”
Anne M. Boyd
Chapter 9: George Lucas and Freud’s Anal Stage Manifestations of Excretory and Vaginal Fear in THX 1138 and Star Wars
Lucy Place
Chapter 10: Homosexual Romance & Self-Realization in Star Wars
Roger Kaufman
Chapter 11: The War for Star Wars
Matt Singer
Chapter 12: Defining the Jedi Order: Star Wars’ Narrative and the Real World
Nick Jamilla
Chapter 13: The Empire Strikes Back: Deeper and Darker
Andrew Gordon
About the Contributors
About the Editors

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