Uber Men: Fashionable Heroics and Masculine Style

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dc.contributor.author Karaminas, Vicki en_US
dc.contributor.editor Dr Juliette Pears en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T05:37:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T05:37:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007000106 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Karaminas Vicki 2007, 'Uber Men: Fashionable Heroics and Masculine Style', RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-12. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-921166-94-5 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3021
dc.description.abstract Much has been written about comic book superheroes and their cinematic adaptations. They are cultural icons recognised in every corner of the world and have featured in the childhoods of most Americans and Australians since the 1930s. Superheroes have also helped to construct an ideological worldview from the shifting interactions of politics, history and culture, as well as define a sense of identity and subjectivity. Yet, for such instantly recognisable icons, little has been written in terms of superhero dress and the collective imagination that sartorial practices produce in framing cultural meanings. Rather than situating male superhero attire in the field of costume design functionality, this paper sets out to reposition the discourse of superhero clothing as a vehicle for understanding constructions of masculinity, identity and nation. By providing a set of cinematic case studies, this paper also comments on the impact of nanotechnology in the construction of superhero attire in producing technoaugmented uber bodies designed to protect the nation s future. en_US
dc.publisher RMIT University en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://mams.rmit.edu.au/xqmxlmeo2642.pdf en_US
dc.title Uber Men: Fashionable Heroics and Masculine Style en_US
dc.parent Conference Proceedings King Power: Designing Masculinities Symposium en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.for 120300 en_US
dc.personcode 970933 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Practice and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom King Power: Designing Masculinities Symposium en_US
dc.date.activity 20070816 en_US
dc.location.activity Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords superhero / masculinity / fashionability en_US
dc.staffid 970933 en_US

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