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The resurgent superhero genre in film gives insights into the American psyche and political identities post-September 11

Hagley, Annika and Harrison, Michael (2014) The resurgent superhero genre in film gives insights into the American psyche and political identities post-September 11. LSE American Politics and Policy (20 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The years after 2001’s September 11 terrorist attacks have seen revived interest in the fictional superhero genre, most noticeably in film. Annika Hagley and Michael Harrison take a close look at one of the most popular and successful iterations of this genre, Marvel Comics’ Avengers’ series. They write that each character in the multi-billion dollar film franchise represents a distinct identity or behavior with which the United States has been struggling to reconcile itself, while collectively the film series represents the reactions of a nation to a direct, domestic attack.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 10:24
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58494

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