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Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men Hardcover – Unabridged, July 1, 2013
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"While writing in an informative, well-articulated prose accessible to expert and non-expert readers alike, the sheer breadth and scope of their scholarship are impressive. Taken as a whole, this collection clearly communicates the complexity of the superhero genre in terms of gender, race, social class, and historical context. [...] The misperception that the superhero genre is simplistic drivel for adolescent boys is thoroughly put to shame in this highly engaging, well-balanced collection of essays. Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men is surely destined to become an essential addition to the growing corpus of superhero studies" -Kirsten Mollegaard, Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i at Hilo; The Journal of American Culture, 37:4
About the Author
Julian C. Chambliss is Associate Professor of History at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His teaching and research focus on urban development and culture. His academic writing has appeared in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes, Studies in American Culture, The Florida Historical Quarterly, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, Georgia Historical Quarterly, and Journal of Urban History. In addition, he has published opinion and commentary in PopMatters, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Orlando Sentinel. Thomas C. Donaldson is Assistant Professor of History at Edison State College in Punta Gorda, Florida. His teaching and research focuses on the impact of gender politics on American popular culture. His current research is titled "Truth, Justice, and the Status Quo: Antifeminism, Superheroes, and the American Way of Gender, 1955-1990," and his article "Inflexible Girls of Steel: Subverting Second Wave Feminism in the Extended Superman Franchise" was recently published in The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times. William L. Svitavsky is an Associate Professor and Emerging Services Librarian at the Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His research interests include American comic book history, the work of M.P. Shiel, and geek culture; his academic writing has appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Studies in American Culture, and The Bulletin of Bibliography.