Fan Phenomena: Star Wars (Book)
The first book to address the films holistically and from a variety of cultural perspectives, Fan Phenomena: Star Wars explores numerous aspects of Star Wars fandom, from its characters to its philosophy. Academically informed but written for a general audience, this book will appeal to every fan and critic of the films.
Mika Elovaara is an author, teacher, coach, former professional athlete and a life-long fan of Star Wars.
Introduction – Mike Elovaara
Star Wars as a Character-Oriented Franchise – Jason Scott
Fashion from a Galaxy Far, Far Away – Jonathan Derosa
Fans, Fics & Films... 'Thank the Maker(s)!' – Marc Joly-Corcoran and Sarah Ludlow
Immersive and Interactive Adaptations and Extensions of Star Wars – Jason Scott
From Bikinis to Blasters: The Role of Gender in the Star Wars Community – Erika Travis
Jediism as a Religion? The Force as Old/New Religious Philosophy – Zachary Ingle
Greater then the Sum of Its Parts: The Singular Emergent Language of the Star Wars Universe – Kris Jacobs
Star Wars Generations – A Saga for the Ages, for All Ages – Brendan Cook
The Marketing of the Force: Fans, Media and the Economics of Star Wars – Neil Matthiessen
The Influence of The Force – Jason Davis and Larry Pakowski
'It certainly piqued my interest in new areas and raised my awareness of subjects I hadn't considered or knew nothing about.'
'While we are all busy being Star Wars fans there's something very enticing in reading about how the fandom works, and that's what this book brings... Definitely worth the time for any fan of fandom or Star Wars to read.'