Agents of Global Armament: Analyzing Masculinity and Militarism in "Captain America" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Jodie Nikole Lout, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

In the current zeitgeist, there has been a surge in the popularity of superhero movies. For many decades, Hollywood has been producing films that propagate ideologies of hyper-masculinity and militarism. This study suggests that it is possible to analyze the recent character “Captain America” as propaganda for militarism and hyper-masculinity. This study proposes to analyze the character in the films Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016). ^

Subject Area

Communication

Recommended Citation

Lout, Jodie Nikole, "Agents of Global Armament: Analyzing Masculinity and Militarism in "Captain America" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe" (2017). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10284053.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10284053

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