Nerd: Adventures in Fandom from This Universe to the Multiverse
by Maya Phillips Author
This collection of essays from New York Times contributor Maya Phillips spans three decades of fandom, using pop culture as a way of digging more deeply into today's culture clashes on everything from race, to gender, sexuality, religion, and more. Whether you love Star Wars, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, anime, Marvel movies, or something else entirely, Phillips shows an uncanny knack for tracing the connection between whatever nerdy stuff you're into and the complexities of contemporary culture and politics. An insightful and deeply entertaining book, Phillips shows us that even our most seemingly apolitical fandom interests are inevitably bound up with the machinations of power and culture.
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