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Title The X-Men films : a cultural analysis / edited by Claudia Bucciferro
Published Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 241 pages)
Contents Utopian and immersive experiences. Mutopia: American utopianism and the mutant superhero / Matt Yockey ; The immersive marketing campaign for X-Men: Days of Future Past / Nicolò Gallio -- Agency and authority. Superhuman authority: fascism and bioethics in the X-Men films / Evan Hayles Gledhill ; Magneto's dilemma: the technological limitations of mutant transhumanism / Ron Von Burg and D. Stokes Piercy ; PTXD: gendered narratives of combat, trauma, and the civil-military divide / Christina M. Knopf and Christine M. Doran -- Women and power. Containing the X-women: de-powering and de-queering female characters / Carolyn Cocca ; Shape-shifting identity: mystique's embodied agency / Jason Zingsheim ; The "stolen" superpowers of Marvel's Rogue / Julie Davis and Robert Westerfelhaus ; The curious case of "Dr." Jean Grey, Mystique, and Mariko / Barbara Cook Overton, Athena du Pré, Loretta L. Pecchioni, and John H. Overton -- Masculinity and race. Wolverine in transition: shifting portrayals of masculinity and identity / Nathan Miczo ; Techno-Orientalist villains and white masculinity in the Wolverine movies / David C. Oh ; Reframing disabled masculinity: Xavier as Marvel's supercrip / Jessica Benham ; Mutating minorities: white racial framing and group positioning / Jason Smith -- Passing and otherness. Passing while homo superior / Kat Overland ; Mutancy, otherness, and empathy in the X-Men / Claudia Bucciferro -- Epilogue / Jason Zingsheim and Claudia Bucciferro
Summary This edited collection focuses on the X-Men film franchise, with essays that considers the movies as popular culture products. Chapters in this volume address various aspects featured in individual films or throughout the series. The essays discuss such topics as gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, and a sense of "otherness" that pervades the franchise. Although the book focuses specifically on the X-Men films, an analysis that considers the X-Men's transformation from comics to movies will be included
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT X-Men Film gnd
Subject X-Men films -- History and criticism
X-Men films
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bucciferro, Claudia, editor
LC no. 2021677144
ISBN 9781442265349