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Fandom and Beyond

  • Mick BroderickEmail author
  • Katie Ellis
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Abstract

Mad Max is an open-ended character upon which audiences have placed their own meanings. In this chapter, we conclude the book by considering the role of fandom in the longevity of the series, from queer readings and critiques, to Mad Max museums and fan gatherings in Australia, the USA and Japan, to several tumblr pages dedicated to the representation of disability and trauma within Fury Road. It is through these sites that the intersections between disability and trauma in Fury Road, and by extension the preceding films, are most clearly articulated. While the Mad Max films are recognised for depicting trauma, the representation of disability has received far less attention. Yet as we have demonstrated throughout this book, the disabled body is the primary tool through which Miller is able to make his most powerful, though subtle, cultural critiques.

Keywords

Mad Max Fandom Disability Trauma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ArtsMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.School of Media, Creative Arts and Social InquiryCurtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia

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