Ambiguity in »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«

A (Post)Structuralist Reading of Two Popular Myths

The study combines theories of myth, popular culture, structuralism and poststructuralism to explain the enormous appeal of »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«. Although much research already exists on both stories individually, this book is the first to explicitly bring them together in order to explore their set-up and the ways in which their structures help produce ideologies on gender and ethnicity. Hereby, the comparison yields central insights into the workings of modern myth and uncovers structure as integral to the success of the popular genre. It addresses academic audiences and all those wishing to approach the tales from a fresh angle.

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2013-01-16, 394 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2148-8

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Christina Flotmann

Christina Flotmann, Universität Paderborn, Deutschland

Author(s)
Christina Flotmann
Book title
Ambiguity in »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter« A (Post)Structuralist Reading of Two Popular Myths
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
394
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2148-8
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFCA DSB JFD APFA
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 LIT004120 PER004030
THEMA-Code
JBCC1 DSB JBCT ATF
Release date
2013-01-16
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Popkultur, Film
Readership
Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Film Studies
Keywords/Tags
Myth, Popular Culture, Structuralism, Ideology, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Film, Literature, British Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies

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