Jews in Popular Science Fiction: Marginalized in the Mainstream

Jews in Popular Science Fiction: Marginalized in the Mainstream

Edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel

Contributors: Erin Giannini, Fraser Sherman, Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, Matthew Diamond, Jonathan Sexton, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Miriam Eve Mora, Ari Elias-Bachrach, Sarah Katz, Caleb Horowitz, Rabbi Matthew Nover, Heather Nover, Arthur S. Harrow, Ellen Levitt, Judy Klass

This book analyzes Jewish tropes in popular science fiction ranging from Star Trek and Marvel to other prominent franchises. Sometimes the representation is subtle and thought-provoking; other times, it is limited to cliché and oversimplification of characters. The chapters in this collection examine the representation of Jewish characters in films and franchises including Superman, Lord of the Rings, The Mandalorian, The Twilight Zone, and more to shed light on the broad range of representations of the Jewish experience in popular science fiction and fantasy.

Year first published: 2022

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