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Star Wars in the Public Square

The Clone Wars as Political Dialogue

Derek R. Sweet (author) Donald E. Palumbo (editor)
C. W. Sullivan III (editor)

ISBN: 9780786477647

Publication Date: Nov 2015

Format: Paperback

As a pop culture text, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers critical commentary on contemporary issues, marking a moment of interplay whereby author and audience come together in collaborative meaning making. This book critically examines the series as a voice in the political dialogues concerning human cloning, torture, just war theory, peace and drone warfare.
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Speculative science fiction, with its underlying socio-political dialogue, represents an important intersection of popular culture and public discourse. As a pop culture text, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers critical commentary on contemporary issues, marking a moment of interplay whereby author and audience come together in what Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin called collaborative meaning making. This book critically examines the series as a voice in the political dialogs concerning human cloning, torture, just war theory, peace and drone warfare.
Pages 224
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2015
Publisher McFarland
Series Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Series Part 49
Subject/s Television  
Derek R. Sweet is an associate professor of communication studies at Luther College and writes, primarily, about the intersection of rhetoric, popular culture, and politics. He lives in Decorah, Iowa, USA.

Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University, USA. He lives in Greenville, North Carolina.

C. W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University, USA and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.

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