Roblou, Yann: "Complex Masculinities. The Superhero in Modern American Movies." In: Culture, Society & Masculinities 4.1 (2012), S. 76–91.
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Keywords: 9/11, Adaptation, Film adaptation, Gender, Superhero, Trauma, USA
Collection: Culture, Society & Masculinities
The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen an exponential increase in the production of superhero movies made in Hollywood. One of the ways to explain the phenomenon has to do with reading these fictions as answers to contemporary issues following the 9/11 trauma, one of which concerns the understanding of the multi-faceted problematic of masculinities. This essay attempts to present some of the essential elements that make masculinities complex and to inscribe them in the larger context of their production.
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