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By Peter W. Lee

Star Wars starts off with its recognized name series, environment the tale within the historical prior of a distant galaxy. but the exceptional luck of the movie, the franchise, and its “expanded universe” relies upon its mirrored image of historic and cultural milieus the following on modern day Earth. This choice of new essays study numerous ways that George Lucas’s saga touches upon modern social and political matters. themes contain the impression of the film’s ranking on musical genres, feminism and NASA, the epic mimicry of Western-African and Bedouin cultural motifs, gender identification development, chilly warfare narratives in radio and nationwide mythology, and fan interpretations of authorship and authenticity.

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