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The Resource Star Wars and the history of transmedia storytelling, edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest

Star Wars and the history of transmedia storytelling, edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest

Label
Star Wars and the history of transmedia storytelling
Title
Star Wars and the history of transmedia storytelling
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Star Wars has reached more than three generations of casual and hardcore fans alike, and as a result many of the producers of franchised Star Wars texts (films, television, comics, novels, games, and more) over the past four decades have been fans-turned-creators. Yet despite its dominant cultural and industrial positions, Star Wars has rarely been the topic of sustained critical work. Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling offers a corrective to this oversight by curating essays from a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars in order to bring Star Wars and its transmedia narratives more fully into the fold of media and cultural studies. The collection places Star Wars at the center of those studies' projects by examining video games, novels and novelizations, comics, advertising practices, television shows, franchising models, aesthetic and economic decisions, fandom and cultural responses, and other aspects of Star Wars and its world-building in their multiple contexts of production, distribution, and reception. In emphasizing that Star Wars is both a media franchise and a transmedia storyworld, Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling demonstrates the ways in which transmedia storytelling and the industrial logic of media franchising have developed in concert over the past four decades, as multinational corporations have become the central means for subsidizing, profiting from, and selling modes of immersive storyworlds to global audiences. By taking this dual approach, the book focuses on the interconnected nature of corporate production, fan consumption, and transmedia world-building. As such, this collection grapples with the historical, cultural, aesthetic, and political-economic implications of the relationship between media franchising and transmedia storytelling as they are seen at work in the world's most profitable transmedia franchise
Member of
Cataloging source
NLGGC
Dewey number
791
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1997.S65943
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hassler-Forest, Dan
  • Guynes, Sean A
Series statement
Transmedia
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Star Wars films
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Media studies
  • Society and culture: general
  • Society and social sciences Society and social sciences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Star Wars films
  • Erzählen
  • Intermedialität
Label
Star Wars and the history of transmedia storytelling, edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1007715033
Extent
1 online resource (PDF, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048537433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2098qv0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007715033
Label
Star Wars and the history of transmedia storytelling, edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1007715033
Extent
1 online resource (PDF, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048537433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2098qv0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007715033

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