Slaves of the ring: Tolkien's political unconscious

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Demonstrates how J.R.R. Tolkien's work actually furnishes a fabulous, almost textbook illustration of Fredric Jameson's theses. Nature of the historical crisis unfolding in the world of Tolkien's stories; Analysis of the films 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings.'
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-133
Number of pages21
JournalHistorical Materialism
Issue number4
StatePublished - 5 Dec 2002


  • TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
  • JAMESON, Fredric, 1934-
  • LORD of the Rings book series
  • HOBBIT, The (Book : Tolkien)


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