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Jacking in to "The Matrix"

Cultural Reception and Interpretation


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The Matrix films, along with the video games, anime and toys inspired by them, are rich with philosophical, religious and social references that cry out for interpretation. Here these ideas are examined in the context of the history of thought and cinema. The variety of applications in this study is remarkable, engaging thinkers ranging from conservative Christians to postmodernist critics. Feminist issues meet cyberpunk, cosmological perspectives meet mythological and literary analysis. Violence in society, American values, politics, heroic models - all are called into question as several esteemed scholars decode the entire world of the Matrix franchise.

Author Biography

Matthew Kapell is Visiting Lecturer of Anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA. William G. Doty is a retired Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He has published 16 books and over 70 essays in a wide range of academic journals.
Release date NZ
October 5th, 2006
Edited by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell Edited by William G. Doty
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
black & white illustrations
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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