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The Politics of the Superhero: Introduction

  • Matthew J. Costello (a1) and Kent Worcester (a2)
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This symposium explores the relationship of superheroes to questions of power, ideology, social relations, and political culture. It represents the first time that a political science journal has devoted sustained attention to the superhero genre as it is reflected in the pages of comic books and graphic novels, and on the big screen.

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Jason Dittmer . 2005. “Captain America's Empire: Reflections on Identity, Popular Culture, and Post-9/11 Geopolitics.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95 (3): 626–43.

Mike DuBose . 2012. “Holding Out for a Hero: Reaganism, Comic Book Vigilantes, and Captain America.” Journal of Popular Culture 40: 915–35.

Jamie A. Hughes 2006. “‘Who Watches the Watchmen?’ Ideology and ‘Real World’ Superheroes.” Journal of Popular Culture 39 (4): 546–57.

Jeffrey S. Lang , and Patrick Trimble . 1988. “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? An Examination of the American Monomyth and the Comic Book Superhero.” Journal of Popular Culture 22 (3): 157–73.

Jesse T. Moore 2003. “The Education of Green Lantern: Culture and Ideology.” Journal of American Culture 26 (2): 263–78.

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PS: Political Science & Politics
  • ISSN: 1049-0965
  • EISSN: 1537-5935
  • URL: /core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics
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