The ETC Press is proud to announce the release of The Psychgeist of Pop Culture: Mandalorian, edited by Dr. Jessica E. Tompkins. This book explores the psychological underpinnings of The Mandalorian, including its narratives, primary protagonists, and secondary characters. This is the second book in the Psychgeist series that explores the psychological reasons driving our connection to popular culture.
“The Psychgeist of Pop Culture: The Mandalorian is an enlightening and enjoyable exploration of beloved Star Wars characters," said Chelsea Zukowski, contributor at Star Wars Insider" and founder of Space Wizards Book Club. "The scholarly anthology is educational and accessible, applying scientific theories to analyses like Din Djarin’s evolving emotional attachments, his parenting style compared to Anakin Skywalker, and the cultural heritage of Boba Fett’s armor.”
The Mandalorian is a Star Wars spin-off series that follows the laconic Mandalorian bounty hunter, Din Djarin, who is hired by Imperial forces to retrieve ‘the child’ Grogu, an orphan and member of a rare alien species with strong capabilities in the Force. The series follows their journey amidst themes of good and evil, parenting and family, and nature versus nurture. This book explores the psychological underpinnings of The Mandalorian, including its narratives, primary protagonists, and secondary characters.
“When The Mandalorian debuted on the small screen, the personal, action-packed tale of a bounty hunter and his adopted green child captured the hearts and minds of millions of viewers," said Mary Kenney, author of From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi (Star Wars). This collection of essays is a must-read for any fan of the show, the franchise, and pop psychology. Approachable and well-researched, this book explores the history, impact, and emotion of an unforgettable entry in the Star Wars canon.”
The Psychgeist of Pop Culture Series
The Psychgeist of Pop Culture is an edited book series developed by Dr. Rachel Kowert to highlight the iconic pop culture content from television, film, literature, and video games through an examination of the psychological mechanisms that endear us to these stories for a lifetime. Rather than an editorial or opinion collection, this science-led series focuses on the psychological underpinnings of these stories' character development, relationships, and environment.
The Psychgeist of Pop Culture book series is the latest offering from Psychgeist, Kowert's multimedia content production studio for the science of games and pop culture, including a YouTube channel and (mostly) monthly newsletter.
Questions about this book or the Psychgeist series should be directed to Kowert.
Questions about the ETC Press should be directed to Editorial Director Brad King.