"[A] novel and provocative analysis about how the figure of the 'nationalist superhero' reflects, consolidates, and propels the nationalistic metaphors and narratives that are inextricable elements of the modern nation-state and of the modern, self-governing citizen... Dittmer's tome is theoretically informed and sophisticated. It makes a compelling case for the position that the ways that a people entertains itself, its popular culture, are fertile sites for analyses of how that people comes to know itself and others. Summing Up: Highly recommended."--Choice
About the Author
Jason Dittmer is Reader in Human Geography at University College London. He is also author of "Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity "and coeditor (with Tristan Sturm) of "Mapping the End Times: American Evangelical Geopolitics and Apocalyptic Visions."