X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor : Race and Gender in the Comic Books
By: Darowski, Joseph J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (243 p.).ISBN: 9781442232082.Subject(s): Comic books, strips, etc | Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States | Gender identity in literature | Race in literature | X-men (Comic strip) | X-Men (Fictitious characters)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor : Race and Gender in the Comic BooksDDC classification: 741.5/973 | 741.5973 LOC classification: PN6728.X2 D37 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Ch01. UNDERSTANDING THE X-MEN; Ch02. INTRIGUING CONCEPT, UNEVEN EXECUTION; Ch03. RELAUNCHING AND REIMAGINING; Photospread; Ch04. ADDING DEPTH AND EXPLORING PREJUDICE; Ch05. BROADENING THE MUTANT METAPHOR; Ch06. REESTABLISHING THE METAPHOR; Ch07. BY THE NUMBERS; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX A. X-Men Citations; APPENDIX B. Other Cited Comic Books; WORKS CITED; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR
<span><span>Among both fans and the academic community, there is a general assumption that the X-Men franchise is one of the most progressive and inclusive superhero comic books that has been published. However, this study challenges such assumptions, revealing that there is an unfortunate trend throughout the majority of the title's history: Minority characters are most likely to be villains, female characters are most likely to be supporting cast members, and white males are most likely to be members of the X-Men.</span></span>
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