The Resource Captain America, masculinity, and violence: : the evolution of a national icon, J. Richard Stevens, (ebook)

Captain America, masculinity, and violence: : the evolution of a national icon, J. Richard Stevens, (ebook)

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Captain America, masculinity, and violence: : the evolution of a national icon
Title
Captain America, masculinity, and violence:
Title remainder
the evolution of a national icon
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J. Richard Stevens
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Language
eng
Summary
Since 1940, Captain America has battled his enemies in the name of American values, and as those values have changed over time, so has Captain America's character. Because the comic book world fosters a close fan-creator dialogue, creators must consider their ever-changing readership. Comic book artists must carefully balance storyline continuity with cultural relevance. Captain America's seventy-year existence spans from World War II through the Cold War to the American War on Terror; beginning as a soldier unopposed to offensive attacks against foreign threats, he later becomes known as a defender whose only weapon is his iconic shield. In this way, Captain America reflects America's need to renegotiate its social contract and reinvent its national myths and cultural identity, all the while telling stories proclaiming an eternal and unchanging spirit of America. In Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence, Stevens 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 and places the unfolding storyline in dialogue with the comic book industry as well as America's varying political culture. Stevens shows that Captain America represents the ultimate American story: permanent enough to survive for nearly seventy years with a history fluid enough to be constantly reinterpreted to meet the needs of an ever-changing culture
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Midwest
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Stevens, J. Richard
Dewey number
741.5/973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Television and popular culture
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  • Captain America
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Violence in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Superheroes in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Captain America, masculinity, and violence: : the evolution of a national icon, J. Richard Stevens, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780815653202
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719842
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remote
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11719842
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MWT11719842
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Captain America, masculinity, and violence: : the evolution of a national icon, J. Richard Stevens, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815653202
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719842
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719842
System control number
MWT11719842
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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