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Heroes of film, comics and American culture : essays on real and fictional defenders of home

Author: Lisa DeTora
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2009.
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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. 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"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa DeTora
ISBN: 9780786438273 0786438274
OCLC Number: 298304653
Description: viii, 339 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: real Americans, heroes, and home fronts / Lisa DeTora --
"A labyrinth without a clew": husbands, houses and harpies in Richard Matheson's The shrinking man and Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves / Dara Downey --
Beautiful results: Whitman's Democratic vision and the evolution of America in Michael Cunningham's Specimen days / Andrew Schopp --
Defending the heartland: technology and the future in The phantom empire (1935) / Cynthia J. Miller --
Temporary heroes "In the service of Mars": women in uniform, factories, and the kitchen during World War II / Heather Molyneaux --
Fighting for home: masculinity and the constitution of the domestic in Tales of suspense and Captain America / Jason Dittmer --
"Axe the Axis" and "Bombers aloft": militaristic play during the second World War / Lisa L. Ossian --
To protect and to threaten: Gary Cooper and the gender politics of High noon (1952) / Steven T. Sheehan --
Hero of the military-industrial complex: reading Iron man through Burke's dramatism / Ronald C. Thomas, Jr. --
Professional killers at home: domesticity and the deregulated subject / Lachlan MacDowall --
Teacher as hero: representations in late Cold War film and culture / Leah Sadykov --
Terrorist, technocrat, and feudal lord: Batman in comic book and film adaptations / Marc Edward DiPaolo --
Knocked up, not knocked out: Xena: warrior princess, pregnant action hero / Mary Jo Lodge --
The naked hero and model man: costumed identity in comic book narratives / David Coughlan --
Mommy, baby, ghost: the technological chain letter and the nuclear family in The ring / Chuck Robinson --
Waking up the mythic American neo / Jayson Baker --
Ridley Scott's epics and the gender of violence / Danielle Glassmeyer --
"Real Americans": inclusion, difference, and tolerance in post 9/11 nationalist discourse / Randy Cota --
Afterword / Malia K. Du Mont.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa M. DeTora.

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