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Bending steel : modernity and the American superhero

Aldo J. Regalado author.


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  • Title:
    Bending steel : modernity and the American superhero
  • Author: Aldo J. Regalado author.
  • Description: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Secret Origins; CHAPTER TWO: Jungle Lords, Haunting Horrors, and the Big City; CHAPTER THREE: From Strange Visitors to Men of Tomorrow; CHAPTER FOUR: From Steel and Shadows to the Flag; CHAPTER FIVE: Domestication, Dysfunction, and the Rise of Superhero Fandom; CHAPTER SIX: From Renaissance to the Dark Age; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
    This work examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. Cultural historian Aldo J. Regalado asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting the interrelated processes of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and capitalism that transformed the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi
  • Format: 1 online resource (300 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-62674-618-4
  • Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc -- United States -- History; Superheroes in literature; American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism; Modernism (Aesthetics) -- United States -- Influence; Superhero films -- History and criticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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