Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture

Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture

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These essays consider the way that heroes and the domestic spaces they defend have been represented in 20th and early 21st century popular forms, especially film, comic books and material culture. The authors work in various academic disciplines such as English, film studies, history and human geography, thus bringing a rich variety of theoretical vantage points to the reader in a single collection. Topics covered include Tales of Suspense, Captain America, gender and popular culture during World War II, Iron Man and the military-industrial complex, Batman, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Ring, Ridley Scott, and many others.Indeed, the scope of knowledge spans far beyond the dimensions of a paper, a book or even a library. ... The idea here was that every citation in this section must have been published after January 1, 2000 (there are two exceptions, a pair of 1999 publications). ... sources and multiple authors who are likely to add to the readera#39;s understanding of the many dimensions of the topics discussed in the essays.

Title:Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture
Author: Lisa M. DeTora
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-05-19

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