Voglia di fantasy: comunità e società al tempo di Game of Thrones

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Desire for fantasy: community and society at the time of Game of Thrones

Michele Marzulli

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The paper analyzes the case of a TV series (GoT) as an opportunity to describe the "nostalgia" of contemporaries for a golden age, defined in terms of community. GoT owes its success to an articulated maneuver: it presents a world of which we distinguish the characters (good and evil), therefore reassuring; but at the same time, it describes a world that is credible in the eyes of the post-modern viewer. Psychologies are complex, each character is the bearer of a truth which therefore makes reasons and wrongs equally distributed. It is therefore a (postmodern) operation of revaluation of the premodern community, read according to the spirit of the times. In our times, in which everything is complex and in which to find reasons and wrongs, right and wrong seems difficult. GoT therefore constructs, under the false guise of an ancient world, our daily reality. And that is why it is more convincing. The daily and bourgeois reality imposes itself and the coveted past remains in the dimension of the dream and the fable, the one in which the wrongs and the reasons, after so many tribulations, will be paid and the throne of the seven Kingdoms will find a new order, more just and fair.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Desire for fantasy: community and society at the time of Game of Thrones
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationTeoria Sociologica e industria culturale. Comics, serie tv, letteratura e cinema
Pages118-130
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Community
  • globalization
  • popular culture

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