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Capitalist superheroes : caped crusaders in the neoliberal age

Author: Dan Hassler-Forest
Publisher: Winchester, UK : Zero, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the same way that Stallone and Schwarzenegger played film heroes who came to embody the values of Ronald Reagan's aggressive conservative agenda in the 1980s, the 21st-century film narratives of Batman, Spider-Man and Superman reflect the policies of the Bush Doctrine after 9/11.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hassler-Forest, Dan.
Capitalist Superheroes.
Lanham : John Hunt Publishing, 2012
(OCoLC)854969489
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Hassler-Forest
ISBN: 9781780991795 1780991797 1780991800 9781780991801
OCLC Number: 815366193
Description: ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Dan Hassler-Forest.

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The blockbuster superhero movie: popular entertainment or capitalist propaganda? This book investigates the 21st-century superhero's underlying political agenda.  Read more...

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