Howard, Sheena C., ed. Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication. Dallas: Smart Pop, 2021.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781950665419
BibTeX citation key: Howard2021
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Keywords: "Black Panther", Adaptation, Collection of essays, Ethnicity, Film adaptation, Superhero
Publisher: Smart Pop (Dallas)
In 2018, the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally delivered on something fans had long been waiting for: a feature film with a solo Black superhero.
Black Panther introduced viewers to the stunning world of Wakanda, a fictional African country with incredible technological advancements, and to T'Challa, a young man stepping into his role as king and taking up the mantle of the Black Panther title from his late father.
The unforgettable story, coupled with the film's mega-success, has undoubtedly shaped the future of superhero cinema, in addition to genuinely changing viewers' lives. Why Wakanda Matters gives this iconic film the in-depth analysis it deserves under the lens of the latest psychological concepts—as well as delving into the lasting cultural impact of this unforgettable story.
Edited by Sheena C. Howard, an award-winning author, filmmaker, and scholar, Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication features a collection of essays from leading experts in a variety of fields who offer insightful perspectives on topics such as: