Bedford Public Library

The world according to Star Wars, Cass R. Sunstein - hardback

"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
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's very favorite tale -- Our myth, ourselves : why Star Wars gets to us
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
xii, 223 pages, photographs, 20 cm

Library Locations

  • Bedford Public Library

    3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, 03110, US