Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

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Bloomsbury, Apr 17, 2002 - Social Science - 254 pages
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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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User Review  - Jarrod - Goodreads

"When he made Star Wars, he was Luke. when he made TPM (The Phantom Menace), he was Jabba. Go figure." -referring to George Lucas This social look on Star Wars and it's fans is dated, however it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fraser - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I am biased, one as a 'fanboy' growing up with Star Wars, and secondly as a student of cultural studies and in particular popular culture. Brooker know his subject ... Read full review

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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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