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Avengers assemble! : critical perspectives on the Marvel cinematic universe

Author: Terence McSweeney
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We are living in the age of the superhero and we cannot deny it. 'Avengers Assemble!' is a vibrant and theoretically informed interrogation of one of the defining and most financially successful film franchises of the new millennium.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McSweeney, Terence, 1974-
Avengers assemble!
London ; New York : Wallflower Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1013721352
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terence McSweeney
ISBN: 9780231851220 0231851227
OCLC Number: 1041499521
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. 'That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it ... and it's worked out pretty well so far' : The Stark doctrine in Iron Man and Iron Man 2 --
2. Allegorical narratives of gods and monsters : Thor and The Incredible Hulk --
3. State fantasy and the superhero : (Mis)remembering World War II in Captain America : The First Avenger --
4. 'Seeing ... still working on believing!' : The ethics and aesthetics of destruction in The Avengers --
5. 'Nothing's been the same since New York' : Ideological continuity and change in Iron Man 3 and Thor : The Dark World --
6. 'The world has changed and none of us can go back' : The illusory moral ambiguities of the Post-9/11 superhero in Captain America : The Winter Soldier --
7. Blurring the boundaries of genre and gender in Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man --
8. 'Isn't that why we fight? So we can end the fight and go home?' : The enduring American monomyth in Avengers : Age of Ultron --
9. 'What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for?' : The MCU on the small screen in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter --
10. The necessary vigilantism of the defenders : Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
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