9780815630913-0815630913-Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon (Television and Popular Culture)

Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon (Television and Popular Culture)

ISBN-13: 9780815630913
ISBN-10: 0815630913
Edition: Reprint
Author: Stevens, J. Richard
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780815630913
ISBN-10: 0815630913
Edition: Reprint
Author: Stevens, J. Richard
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stevens, J. Richard wrote Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon (Television and Popular Culture) comprising 400 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0815630913 and 9780815630913. Since then Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon (Television and Popular Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Since 1940, Captain America has battled his enemies in the name of American values, and as those values have changed over time, so has Captain America’s character. Because the comic book world fosters a close fan–creator dialogue, creators must consider their ever-changing readership. Comic book artists must carefully balance storyline continuity with cultural relevance. Captain America’s seventy-year existence spans from World War II through the Cold War to the American War on Terror; beginning as a soldier unopposed to offensive attacks against foreign threats, he later becomes known as a defender whose only weapon is his iconic shield. In this way, Captain America reflects America’s need to renegotiate its social contract and reinvent its national myths and cultural identity, all the while telling stories proclaiming an eternal and unchanging spirit of America.

In Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence, Stevens reveals how the comic book hero has evolved to maintain relevance to America’s fluctuating ideas of masculinity, patriotism, and violence. Stevens outlines the history of Captain America’s adventures and places the unfolding storyline in dialogue with the comic book industry as well as America’s varying political culture. Stevens shows that Captain America represents the ultimate American story: permanent enough to survive for nearly seventy years with a history fluid enough to be constantly reinterpreted to meet the needs of an ever-changing culture.

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