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Dittmer, Jason: "Captain America’s Empire. Reflections on Identity, Popular Culture, and Post-9/11 Geopolitics." In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95 (2005), S. 626–643. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8306.2005.00478.x
BibTeX citation key: Dittmer2005a
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Keywords: "Captain America", Geography, Geopolitics, Space, Superhero, USA
Creators: Dittmer
Collection: Annals of the Association of American Geographers
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Abstract
This article introduces comic books as a medium through which national identity and geopolitical scripts are narrated. This extension of the popular geopolitics literature uses the example of post-11 September 2001 (“9/11”) Captain America comic books to integrate various strands of theory from political geography and the study of nationalism to break new ground in the study of popular culture, identity, and geopolitics. The article begins with an introduction to the character of Captain America and a discussion of the role he plays in the rescaling of American identity and the institutionalization of the nation's symbolic space. The article continues by showing how visual representations of American landscapes in Captain America were critical to constructing geopolitical “realities.” A reading of post-9/11 issues of the Captain America comic book reveals a nuanced and ultimately ambiguous geopolitical script that interrogates America's post-9/11 territorialization.
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