Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture: Essays on Real and Fictional Defenders of Home

Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture: Essays on Real and Fictional Defenders of Home

by Lisa M. DeTora
     
 

These essays consider the way that heroes and the domestic spaces they defend have been represented in 20th and early 21st century popular forms, especially film, comic books and material culture. The authors work in various academic disciplines such as English, film studies, history and human geography, thus bringing a rich variety of theoretical vantage points to

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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, especially film, comic books and material culture. The authors work in various academic disciplines such as English, film studies, history and human geography, thus bringing a rich variety of theoretical vantage points to the reader in a single collection.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786438273
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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