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Picariello, Damien K., ed. Politics in Gotham: The batman universe and political thought. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05776-3
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-030-05775-6
BibTeX citation key: Picariello2019
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Keywords: "Batman", Collection of essays, Politics, Superhero, USA
Creators: Picariello
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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In Politics in Gotham, scholars from a variety of fields—political science, philosophy, law, and others—provide answers to the question: “What does Batman have to do with politics?” Contributors use the Batman canon, from the comics to the feature films, to explore a broad range of issues in politics and political thought. What can Batman’s role in Gotham City teach us about democracy? How do Batman’s vigilantism and his violence fit within a society committed to the rule of law? What’s the relationship between politics in Gotham and politics in our own communities? From Machiavelli to the fake news phenomenon, this book provides a compelling introduction to the politics behind one of the world’s most enduring pop culture figures.

Table of Contents

1. Damien K. Picariello: Introduction: “I Don’t Want Batman as President” (1)
2. Alan I. Baily: Justice Unmasked (7)
3. Steven Johnston: The Dark Knight: Toward a Democratic Tragedy (23)
4. Damien K. Picariello: The Heroism of Sober Expectations (39)
5. William J. Berger: Deconstructing Batman’s Legitimacy: The Radical Political Critique of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Cycle (57)
6. Ian J. Drake and Matthew B. Lloyd: Batman the Noble Dog: The Costs of Spiritedness for the Individual and Society (75)
7. Anthony Petros Spanakos: The Dark Prince of the Republic: Machiavelli, Batman, and Gotham City (91)
8. Daniel V. Goff: The Lion, the Fox, and the Bat: The Animal Nature of Machiavelli’s The Prince and Batman (107)
9. Mark D. White: Criminal Justice in Gotham: The Role of the Dark Knight (123)
10. Mohamad Al-Hakim: The Retributive Knight (141)
11. Christina M. Knopf: Politics as “the Product of Everything You Fear”: Scarecrow as Phobia Entrepreneur (159)
12. Salvatore James Russo: #FAKENEWS in Gotham City (177)
13. Carolyn Cocca: Batgirls and the Politics of Feminism in Gotham (195)
14. Aidan Diamond: Dawn of Justice: Revisioning, Accountability, and Batman in the Twenty-first Century (213)

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