Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon

Title

Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon

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Description

"Captain America's adventures span from World War II through the Cold War to the American War on Terror. In Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence, Stevens reveals how the hero evolved to maintain relevance to America's fluctuating ideas of masculinity, patriotism, and violence. Tracking the history of Captain America's adventures, Stevens places them in dialogue with the comic book industry as well as American politics, showing how the hero represents the ultimate American story: permanent enough to survive for more than seventy years with a history fluid enough to be constantly reinterpreted to meet the needs of an ever-changing culture." -- Back cover

ISBN

9780815633952

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Syracuse University Press

City

Syracuse, New York

Department

Communication

Keywords

Captain America -- (Fictitious character); Superheroes in literature; Masculinity in literature; Violence in literature; Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism; Comic books, strips, etc; United States.

Disciplines

Mass Communication