Show simple item record Ernest en_US Martin en_US 2009-05-06T14:24:33Z 2009-05-06T14:24:33Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mathijs , E & Barker , M 2007 , ' 'Seeing The Promised Land From Afar : The Perception of New Zealand by Overseas The Lord of the Rings Audiences ' . in How We Became Middle-earth : A Collection of Essays on The Lord of the Rings . Walking Tree Publishers , pp. 10-28 . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100468 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1994 en_US
dc.description.abstract Following the release in 2001 of the first film of Peter Jackson's adapted trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of The Ring, a wave of 'Ring Fever' swamped the world, with reprints of the novel, guidebooks, Internet sites, memorabilia and toys, video and computer games, location tours and extended DVDs. Taking a Cultural Studies perspective, this collection of essays examines the cultural issues generated by Tolkien's novel and Jackson's films. In particular, by applying a variety of cultural, media and literary theories, the essays in this collection attempt to answer the question: How did we become Middle-earth? Topics covered range from fan culture in an age of IT, globalization, transnational capitalism and consumerism to the local socio-political implications of the Rings tale, and the formation of a Middle-earth in our real (or, as argued by the French philosopher Jean Beadrillard, our no-longer real but hyperreal) world. This book includes a total of twenty-four chapters, as well as foreword, index, filmography and photo illustrations. It is suitable for broad audience, and can be used for educational and academic purposes. en_US
dc.format.extent 19 en_US
dc.publisher Walking Tree Publishers en_US
dc.relation.ispartof How We Became Middle-earth en_US
dc.title 'Seeing The Promised Land From Afar en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Film and Television Research en_US

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