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Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals about Psychology, Identity, and Communication

ISBN: 9781950665419
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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:

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Cognitive dissonance: The important messages within T'Challa's nuanced identity and eventual shift from nationalism to globalism.
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Intergenerational trauma and resistance: How N'Jadaka (aka Erik/Killmonger) identifies with the trauma that his ancestors have suffered.
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Social identity: How Nakia, Shuri, Okoye, and Ramonda—all empowered, intelligent, and assertive women of color—can make a lasting impression on women and girls.
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Collective identity: How Black Panther has created a shared fantasy for Black audience members—and why this is groundbreaking.
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Cultural and racial identity: What we can learn from Black Panther's portrayal of a culture virtually untouched by white supremacy.

Fans of the movie and those interested in deeper discussions about the film will revel in this thought-provoking examination of all aspects of 
Black Panther and the power of psychology.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Smart Pop 
  • February 2, 2021
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1950665410
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1950665419
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