Date of Award
Master of Arts
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).
Received from ProQuest
Jodie Nikole Lout
Lout, Jodie Nikole, "Agents of Global Armament: Analyzing Masculinity and Militarism in "Captain America" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe" (2017). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 488.