Ubermen: Masculinity, Costume, and Meaning in Comic Book Superheroes

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dc.contributor.author Karaminas, V
dc.contributor.editor McNeil, P
dc.contributor.editor Karaminas, V
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:39:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation The Men's Fashion Reader, 2009, First, pp. 179 - 186
dc.identifier.isbn 978-184520-787-8
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/7931
dc.description.abstract Much has been written about comic book superheroes and their cinematic adaptations. They are cultural icons recognized in every corner of the world and have featured in the childhoods of most Americans and Australians since the 19305. Superheroes have also helped to construct an ideological worldview from the shifting interactions of politics, history, and culture, as well as define a sense of identity and subjectivity. Yet, for such instantly recognizable icons, little has been written in terms of superhero dress and the collective imagination that sartorial practices produce in framing cultural meanings. Rather than situating male superhero attire in the field of costume design functionality, this chapter sets out to reposition the discourse of superhero clothing as a vehicle for understanding constructions of masculinity, identity, and nation. By providing a set of cinematic case studies) the chapter also comments on the impact of nanotechnology in the construction of superhero attire in producjng techno-augmented Uberbodies designed to protect the nation's future.
dc.publisher Berg
dc.subject NA
dc.subject NA
dc.title Ubermen: Masculinity, Costume, and Meaning in Comic Book Superheroes
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent The Men's Fashion Reader
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London and New York en_US
dc.publocation London and New York
dc.identifier.startpage 179 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 186 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120301 Design History and Theory
dc.personcode 970933 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design History and Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition First en_US
dc.edition First
dc.custom en_US
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dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 970933 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design


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