Get Capitalist Superheroes: Caped Crusaders in the Neoliberal PDF

By Dan Hassler-Forest

ISBN-10: 1780991797

ISBN-13: 9781780991795

In an identical approach that Stallone and Schwarzenegger performed movie heroes who got here to embrace the values of Ronald Reagans competitive conservative time table within the Nineteen Eighties, the 21st-century movie narratives of Batman, Spider-Man and Superman replicate the guidelines of the Bush Doctrine after September 11. This e-book bargains a groundbreaking learn of the connection that exists among post-9/11 American politics and the modern superhero motion picture phenomenon. No different Hollywood subgenre used to be as constantly renowned in the course of the George W. Bush presidency, as motion pictures corresponding to Spider-Man, Superman Returns, Iron guy, and The darkish Knight embodied the most important contradictions that tell the cultural and political lifetime of the post-9/11 years. via combining in-depth analyses of diverse significant superhero movies from this period with astute readings of latest severe concept, this e-book deals available and academically powerful perception into the advanced interaction among politics, ideology, and leisure within the twenty first century.

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