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The myth of the American superhero

Author: John Shelton Lawrence
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Shelton Lawrence
ISBN: 9780802825735 0802825737
OCLC Number: 294758840
Description: xi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The American monomyth in a new century --
The birth of a national monomyth --
Buffalo Bill : staging world redemption --
Heidi visits a 'Little House on the Prairie' --
John Wayne and friends redeem the village --
Cleansing perilous cities with golden violence --
Superheroic presidents redeem the nation --
Lethal patriots break the rhythm --
Cheerful saints and melodious lions --
The sound of one hand killing : monomythic video games --
Star Trek's humanistic militarism --
Star Trek as a fan-made religion --
Fascist faith in the Star Wars universe --
Monomythic credotainment --
The discordant music of catastrophes --
Deceptive fugues, democratic dances.
Other Titles: American superhero
Responsibility: John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett.

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