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Ages of heroes, eras of men : superheroes and the American experience

Author: Julian C Chambliss; William L Svitavsky; Thomas Donaldson
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. ©2013
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Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men explores the changing depiction of superheroes from the comic books of the 1930s to the cinematic present. In this anthology, scholars from a variety of disciplines - including history, cultural studies, Latin American studies, film studies, and English - examine the superhero's cultural history in North America with attention to particular stories and to the historical contexts in which  Read more...
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Svitavsky, William.
Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men : Superheroes and the American Experience.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian C Chambliss; William L Svitavsky; Thomas Donaldson
ISBN: 9781443871044 1443871044 1322304823 9781322304823 1443848034 9781443848039
OCLC Number: 895433964
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages)
Contents: Defending the American Way: The Golden Age of Comics, American Identity, and the Search for Order. The Origin of the Superhero: Culture, Race, and Identity in US Popular Culture, 1890-1940 / Julian C. Chambliss and William L. Svitavsky --
A Superhero for the Times: Superman's Fight against Oppression and Injustice in the 1930s / Lance Eaton --
Heroines in a Time of War: Nelvana of the Northern Lights and Wonder Woman as Symbols of the United States and Canada / Amanda Murphyao --
Cold War in Comics: Clobberin' Commies and Promoting Nationalism in American Comics / John Donovan --
Gendered Power: Comics, Film, and Sexuality in the United States / Michael Furlong. --
Crisis of Consensus: The Silver Age, Societal Upheaval, and New Definition of Heroism. Nationalism and Power: Captain America, Governmental Policy, and the Problem of American Nationalism / Antonio S. Thompson. "We Must Think Anew" (Superman Goes Boom) : The Cultural Ascension of the Baby Boom Generation within the Superman Franchise / Thomas C. Donaldson and Shathley Q --
Ineffectual Lass Among the Legions of Superheroes: The Marginalization and Domestication of Female Superheroes, 1955-1970 / Thomas C. Donaldson --
Race, Superheroes, and Identity: "Did You Know He Was Black?" / William L. Svitavsky --
Upgrading the Cold War Framework: Iron Man, the Military Industrial Complex, and American Defense / Julian C. Chambliss. --
The Modern Age: Fall and Rise of the Hero. Rethinking the American Man: Clark Kent, Superman, and Consumer Masculinity / Michael Goebel --
Superhero for a New Age: Latino Identity in the US Comics Industry / Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste --
Splitting the Nuclear Family? : The Superhero Family in The Incredibles and Sky High / Claire Jenkins --
Superhero Fantasy in a Post-9/11 World: Marvel Comics and Army Recruitment. Michael J. Lecker --
A Brief Historiography of the Age of Marginalization: The Superhero in the American Mind / Shawn O'Rourke.
Responsibility: edited by Julian C. Chambliss, William Svitavsky and Thomas Donaldson.

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