The world according to Star Wars
Cass R. Sunstein
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An edition of The world according to Star Wars (2016)

The world according to Star Wars

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Pages
223

"In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. Sunstein tells the story of the films wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time."--Adapted from dust jacket.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Learning from Star Wars
I am your father : the heroic journey of George Lucas
The movie no one liked : an expected flop becomes the defining work of our time
Secrets of success : was Star Wars awesome, well-timed, or just very lucky?
Thirteen ways of looking at Star Wars : of Christianity, Oedipus, politics, economics, and Darth Jar Jar
Fathers and sons : you can be redeemed, especially if your kid really likes you
Freedom of choice : it's not about destiny or prophecy
Rebels : why empires fall, why resistance fighters (and terrorists) rise
Constitutional episodes : free speech, sex equality, and same-sex marriage as episodes
The Force and the monomyth : of magic, God, and humanity very favorite tale
Our myth, ourselves : why Star Wars gets to us.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-206) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
791.43/75
Library of Congress
PN1995.9.S695 S89 2016, PN1995.9.S695S89

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 223 pages
Number of pages
223

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27210269M
ISBN 10
0062484222
ISBN 13
9780062484222
LC Control Number
2016003312
OCLC/WorldCat
971332921, 930485903

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