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The Resource The new mutants : superheroes and the radical imagination of American comics, Ramzi Fawaz

The new mutants : superheroes and the radical imagination of American comics, Ramzi Fawaz

Label
The new mutants : superheroes and the radical imagination of American comics
Title
The new mutants
Title remainder
superheroes and the radical imagination of American comics
Statement of responsibility
Ramzi Fawaz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1964, noted literary critic Leslie Fiedler described American youth as "new mutants," social rebels severing their attachments to American culture to remake themselves in their own image. 1960s comic book creators, anticipating Fiedler, began to morph American superheroes from icons of nationalism and white masculinity into actual mutant outcasts, defined by their genetic difference from ordinary humanity. These powerful misfits and "freaks" soon came to embody the social and political aspirations of America's most marginalized groups, including women, racial and sexual minorities, and the working classes. In The New Mutants, Ramzi Fawaz draws upon queer theory to tell the story of these monstrous fantasy figures and how they grapple with radical politics from Civil Rights and The New Left to Women's and Gay Liberation Movements. Through a series of comic book case studies -- including The Justice League of America, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, and The New Mutants --alongside late 20th century fan writing, cultural criticism, and political documents, Fawaz reveals how the American superhero modeled new forms of social belonging that counterculture youth would embrace in the 1960s and after. The New Mutants provides the first full-length study to consider the relationship between comic book fantasy and radical politics in the modern United States."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fawaz, Ramzi
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6725
LC item number
.F37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Postmillennial Pop
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Superheroes in literature
Label
The new mutants : superheroes and the radical imagination of American comics, Ramzi Fawaz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: Marvelous corpse
  • Introduction: superhumans in America
  • The family of Superman : the superhero team and the promise of universal citizenship
  • "Flame on!" Nuclear families, unstable molecules, and the queer history of the Fantastic Four
  • Comic book cosmopolitics : the Fantastic Four's counterpublic as a world-making project
  • "Where no X-Man has gone before!" Mutant superheroes and the cultural politics of the comic book space opera
  • Heroes "that give a damn!" Urban folktales and the triumph of the working-class hero
  • Consumed by hellfire : demonic possession and the limits of the superhuman in the 1980s
  • Lost in the badlands : radical imagination and the enchantments of mutant solidarity in The new mutants
Control code
ocn910802482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781479823086
Lccn
2015021427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025682517
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479823086
  • (OCoLC)910802482
Label
The new mutants : superheroes and the radical imagination of American comics, Ramzi Fawaz
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: Marvelous corpse
  • Introduction: superhumans in America
  • The family of Superman : the superhero team and the promise of universal citizenship
  • "Flame on!" Nuclear families, unstable molecules, and the queer history of the Fantastic Four
  • Comic book cosmopolitics : the Fantastic Four's counterpublic as a world-making project
  • "Where no X-Man has gone before!" Mutant superheroes and the cultural politics of the comic book space opera
  • Heroes "that give a damn!" Urban folktales and the triumph of the working-class hero
  • Consumed by hellfire : demonic possession and the limits of the superhuman in the 1980s
  • Lost in the badlands : radical imagination and the enchantments of mutant solidarity in The new mutants
Control code
ocn910802482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781479823086
Lccn
2015021427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025682517
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479823086
  • (OCoLC)910802482

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