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The 21st Century Superhero : Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization in Film

By: Gray, Richard J.(Edited by) Kaklamanidou, Betty(Edited by)

0786463457 / 9780786463459
Paperback / softback
791.43652
01/06/2011
Stock expected by 17/04/2020
United States
212 pages, Filmography
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Superhero films are one of the most enduring genres of cinema, and their popularity is only increasing in the 21st century.

These ten critical essays explore the phenomenon through the lenses of numerous academic disciplines, and cover topics such as the role of globalization in the formation of superhero narratives, the shifting nature of masculinity and femininity in the superhero world and the state of the genre today.

Of particular interest is the way these narratives, however fantastic, abstract, futuristic or simplistic, resonate with specific events in the world and function as starting points for discussion of contemporary sociopolitical conflicts.

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