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Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans (Updated Edition)

Brooker, Will

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ISBN 10: 0826414664 / ISBN 13: 9780826414663
Published by Continuum, 2003
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Title: Using the Force: Creativity, Community and ...

Publisher: Continuum

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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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.

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Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll.

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