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Captain America, masculinity, and violence : the evolution of a national icon

Author: J Richard Stevens
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Television and popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Captain America's adventures span from World War II through the Cold War to the American War on Terror. In Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence, Stevens reveals how the hero evolved to maintain relevance to America's fluctuating ideas of masculinity, patriotism, and violence. Tracking the history of Captain America's adventures, Stevens places them in dialogue with the comic book industry as well as American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Captain America, (Fictitious character); Captain America, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Richard Stevens
ISBN: 9780815633952 0815633955
OCLC Number: 895730819
Description: xvi, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction: Sentinel of Liberty --
2. The Anti-Hitler Crusader (1940-1949) --
3. Commie Smasher! (1953-1954) --
4. The Man out of Time (1963-1969) --
5. The Liberal Crusader (1969-1979) --
6. The Hypercommercialized Leader (1979-1990) --
7. The Superficial Icon (1990-2002) --
8. Captain America's Responses to the War on Terror (2002-2007) --
9. The Death and Rebirths of Captain America (2007-2014) --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Television and popular culture.
Responsibility: J. Richard Stevens.

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Reveals how the comic book hero has evolved to maintain relevance to America's fluctuating ideas of masculinity, patriotism, and violence. Stevens outlines the history of Captain America's adventures  Read more...

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