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'The Force' as Law: Mythology, Ideology and Order in George Lucas'S Star Wars
Australian Feminist Law Journal
Where is the Law in Star Wars? Why in films so resonant with our current times, saturated with technology, enmeshed in political turmoil and structured by international-or, rather, intergalactic-commerce has the law been jettisoned like space trash from an Imperial Cruiser? My argument is that despite the lack of any overt references to law and legality, the Star Wars franchise in its mythological creation, as well as its capitalist construction, is in fact saturated with law. This law can bedoi:10.1080/13200968.2012.10854471 fatcat:jqqyqdim2ngqbk74ek57btvfwi