Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Essays on the Social, Cultural and Geopolitical Domains


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About the Book

The Marvel Cinematic Universe—comprised not only of films, but also comic books, televisions series and shorts—has generated considerable fan engagement with its emphasis on socially relevant characters and plots. Beyond considerable box office achievements, the success of Marvel’s movie studios has opened up dialogue on social, economic and political concerns that challenge established values and beliefs. This collection of new essays examines those controversial themes and the ways they represent, construct and distort American culture.

About the Author(s)

Julian C. Chambliss is a professor of United States history at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His research examines race, identity, and community in real and imagined spaces.
William L. Svitavsky is an associate professor and Emerging Services Librarian at the Olin Library of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His research includes American comic book history, the work of M.P. Shiel, and geek culture.
Daniel Fandino is a history Ph.D student from Michigan State University. His academic interests include American and Asian popular culture, video games, nationalism, and technology. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Julian C. Chambliss, William L. Svitavsky and Daniel Fandino
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6418-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3285-8
Imprint: McFarland