Shaping the Superman

Fascist Body as Political Icon – Aryan Fascism

Author: J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135296731

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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This is a study of masculinity as a metaphor and especially of the muscular male body as a moral symbol. It explores the Nazi's preoccupation with the male body as an icon of political power, and the ideology and theories which propelled it.
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Superman Supreme

Fascist Body as Political Icon - Global Fascism

Author: J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135296944

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The supremacy of the global fascist superman never became a reality but was certainly an intention. This work explores the use of the image of the male body in European, American and Asian fascism of varying degrees and various interpretations, and the differences and similarities involved.
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The Shaping of Israeli Identity

Myth, Memory, and Trauma

Author: Robert S. Wistrich,David Ohana

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714646411

Category: History

Page: 239

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This volume contains essays which examine in an original provocative and critical perspective the fundamental myths, symbols and historical memories that have played an active role in shaping the development of Israeli society.
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The Superman Syndrome-The Magic of Myth in the Pursuit of Power

The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth

Author: Gene N. Landrum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595346979

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth Joseph Campbell defined a myth as "a life-shaping image, a metaphor that creates a hero out of those who heed it." Author Dr. Gene Landrum takes Campbell's definition one step further by offering a variety of motivational techniques that will propel you to heroic success. Dr. Landrum describes the "superman syndrome" as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm. He points out that some of the world's most renowned visionaries-Catherine the Great, Walt Disney, and Ian Fleming-did not conform to tradition because they modeled their behavior on heroic ideals and mythical mentors. Learn how to transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary by focusing on several key ideas: Chasing money is entropic and the path to the poorhouse Happiness is a side effect of being-never trying Romance only comes to those not trying to find romance Anxiety is a by-product of unrealistic expectations Breakdown leads to breakthrough Being stupid is the pathway to being smart Do you have the Superman Syndrome? Test yourself to find out!
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Superman on the Couch

What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society

Author: Danny Fingeroth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415394

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.>
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Italian Fascism and the Female Body

Sport, Submissive Women and Strong Mothers

Author: Gigliola Gori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135762732

Category: History

Page: 251

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This is the first text to examine women and sport in Italy during the period 1861-1945. To qualify and quantify the impact of fascism on Italian Women's sport, the author first of all examines the pre-fascist period in terms of female physical culture. The text then describes how during the fascist era, women moved strictly within a framework designed by medicine and eugenics, religious and traditional education. The country aspired to emancipation, as promised by the fascist revolution but emancipation was hard to advance under the fascist regime because of male hegemonic trends in the country. This book shows how the engagement of women in some sporting activity did promote and support some gender emancipation. The conclusion of the book demonstrates how, in the post-war period, women found it hard to advance further on, for a number of reasons.
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Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism

'Blooding' The Martial Male

Author: J.A. Mangan,Callum McKenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317969596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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The late Victorian and Edwardian officer class viewed hunting and big game hunting in particular, as a sound preparation for imperial warfare. For the imperial officer in the making, the ‘blooding’ hunting ritual was a visible ‘hallmark’ of stirling martial masculinity. Sir Henry Newbolt, the period poet of subaltern self-sacrifice, typically considered hunting as essential for the creation of a ‘masculine sporting spirit’ necessary for the consolidation and extension of the empire. Hunting was seen as a manifestation of Darwinian masculinity that maintained a pre-ordained hierarchical order of superordinate and subordinate breeds. Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism examines these ideas under the following five sections: martial imperialism: the self-sacrificial subaltern ‘blooding’ the middle class martial male the imperial officer, hunting and war martial masculinity proclaimed and consolidated martial masculinity adapted and adjusted. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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Young Nietzsche

Becoming a Genius

Author: Carl Pletsch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029250420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 261

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A study of the life of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche argues that geniuses are made, not born, discussing the work of a man who aimed at genius, absorbing the work of mentors and marshaling his creativity for his "mission"
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Sport and Physical Education in Germany

Author: Ken Hardman,Roland Naul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135802912

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in Germany from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. Key topics include: * sport and PE in pre-war, post war and re-unified Germany * sport and PE in schools * coach education * elite sport and sport science * women and sport * sport and recreation facilities. This book offers an illuminating insight into how sport and PE have helped to shape Germany. It represents fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history and sociology of sport, and those working in German studies.
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Surgically Shaping Children

Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality

Author: Erik Parens

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883057

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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This volume explores the ethical and social issues raised by the recent proliferation of surgical techniques aimed at making children appear more normal. Using three cases -- involving surgeries to correct ambiguous genitalia of children who are intersexed, surgeries to lengthen the limbs of children who are dwarfs, and surgeries to eliminate craniofacial abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate -- Eric Parens deepens our understanding of the debate surrounding surgical interventions in children.
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Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 1

Author: Dick Giordano,John Byrne

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401243401

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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In 1986, John Byrne was recruited from Marvel Comics to reinvent Superman for a brand-new audience. Along with inker Dick Giordano, Byrne reimagined the look of Superman, Lois Lane, Krypton and Lex Luthor. The relationships between Superman and Lois, Superman and Batman, and Superman and Luthor were reexamined and tweaked for modern readers. Old villains such as Bizarro returned and new ones, such as Magpie, were introduced. It was the dawn of a new age for the Man of Steel that endures today. See how it all began in this collection of the first six stories. Includes a foreword by Ray Bradbury. This volume collects MAN OF STEEL #1-6.
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Healthy spirit in a healthy body

representations of the sports body in Soviet art of the 1920s and 1930s

Author: Nina Sobol Levent

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Healthy spirit in a healthy body was the foundational slogan of the physical culture campaign. By the beginning of the 1930s, sports had become one of the most frequently pictured subjects of art. Images of beautiful sportswomen and muscular athletes were widely used by the Soviet mass media. Sportsmen were found on every « collective portrait of Soviet people; they appeared on almost every significant officially commissioned work, be it a large-scale oil painting for the Soviet exhibition pavilion or decoration in a theater, club, place of culture, or metro station. They were featured on posters, covers of Soviet magazines, on television news, and even in movies. Soviet textile and porcelain designers widely used sport motifs. In fact, the amount of the sport-related visual material suggests that the images of sports constituted a genre on its own in official Stalinist art. The primary focus of this research is the representation of the sporting body, and the social and ideological forces to which the athlete's body was exposed. This is also an attempt to position the body of the Soviet athlete in the context of Soviet mythology and reconnect it with the greater context of body representation in pre-Bolshevik and late Stalinist traditions.
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Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults

Life-Giving Rhythms for Spiritual Transformation

Author: Richard R. Dunn,Jana L. Sundene

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830869751

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Between adolescence and adulthood is a new stage of life: emerging adulthood. Those in their twenties and early thirties find themselves in transition. This "provisional adulthood" is a time of identity exploration and instability in which one's vocation, purpose, relationships and spirituality are all being renegotiated. Many emerging adults lose sight of God and experience significant confusion and brokenness. Others unexpectedly reconnect with the Christian faith and seek deeper discipleship, yet lack helpful mentoring and direction. Veteran disciplemakers Rick Dunn and Jana Sundene offer concrete guidance for those who shepherd and care for emerging adults. Some traditional models of disciplemaking focus on a set curriculum to be transferred from the discipler to the disciplee. Dunn and Sundene instead emphasize relational rhythms of discernment, intentionality and reflection to meet emerging adults where they are at and then to walk with them further into the Christlife. Whether you're an older adult ministering to the next generation or a younger adult with a heart for your peers, this book is an accessible, hopeful guide for effective ministry to emerging adults.
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The Myth of the American Superhero

Author: John Shelton Lawrence,Robert Jewett

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802849113

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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From the Superman of comic books to Hollywood's big-screen action stars, Americans have long enjoyed a love affair with the superhero. In this engaging volume John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett explore the historical and spiritual roots of the superhero myth and its deleterious effect on Americas democratic vision. Arguing that the superhero is the antidemocratic counterpart of the classical monomyth described by Joseph Campbell, the authors show that the American version of the monomyth derives from tales of redemption. In settings where institutions and elected leaders always fail, the American monomyth offers heroes who combine elements of the selfless servant with the lone, zealous crusader who destroys evil. Taking the law into their own hands, these unelected figures assume total power to rid the community of its enemies, thus comprising a distinctively American form of pop fascism. Drawing widely from books, films, TV programs, video games, and places of superhero worship on the World Wide Web, the authors trace the development of the American superhero during the twentieth century and expose the mythic patterns behind the most successful elements of pop culture. Lawrence and Jewett challenge readers to reconsider the relationship of this myth to traditional religious and social values, and they show how, ultimately, these antidemocratic narratives gain the spiritual loyalties of their audiences, in the process inviting them to join in crusades against evil. Finally, the authors pose this provocative question: Can we take a holiday from democracy in our lives of fantasy and entertainment while preserving our commitment to democratic institutions and waysof life?
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Comic Book Crime

Truth, Justice, and the American Way

Author: Nickie D. Phillips,Staci Strobl

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814767877

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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“Carrying ahead the project of cultural criminology, Phillips and Strobl dare to take seriously that which amuses and entertains us—and to find in it the most significant of themes. Audiences, images, ideologies of justice and injustice—all populate the pages of Comic Book Crime. The result is an analysis as colorful as a good comic, and as sharp as the point on a superhero’s sword.”—Jeff Ferrell, author of Empire of Scrounge Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books. This is a world where justice is delivered, where heroes save ordinary citizens from certain doom, where evil is easily identified and thwarted by powers far greater than mere mortals could possess. Nickie Phillips and Staci Strobl explore these representations and show that comic books, as a historically important American cultural medium, participate in both reflecting and shaping an American ideological identity that is often focused on ideas of the apocalypse, utopia, retribution, and nationalism. Through an analysis of approximately 200 comic books sold from 2002 to 2010, as well as several years of immersion in comic book fan culture, Phillips and Strobl reveal the kinds of themes and plots popular comics feature in a post-9/11 context. They discuss heroes’ calculations of “deathworthiness,” or who should be killed in meting out justice, and how these judgments have as much to do with the hero’s character as they do with the actions of the villains. This fascinating volume also analyzes how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive. Engaging, sharp, and insightful, Comic Book Crime is a fresh take on the very meaning of truth, justice, and the American way. Nickie D. Phillips is Associate Professor in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. Staci Strobl is Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In the Alternative Criminology series
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Comic Book Nation

The Transformation of Youth Culture in America

Author: Bradford W. Wright

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801874505

Category: History

Page: 360

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Portrays the role of comic books in shaping American youth and pop culture, from Batman's struggles with corrupt politicians during the Depression to Iron Man's Cold War battles.
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Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany

The New Histories

Author: Nikolaus Wachsmann,Jane Caplan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135263213

Category: History

Page: 256

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The notorious concentration camp system was a central pillar of the Third Reich, supporting the Nazi war against political, racial and social outsiders whilst also intimidating the population at large. Established during the first months of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933, several million men, women and children of many nationalities had been incarcerated in the camps by the end of the Second World War. At least two million lost their lives. This comprehensive volume offers the first overview of the recent scholarship that has changed the way the camps are studied over the last two decades. Written by an international team of experts, the book covers such topics as the earliest camps; social life, work and personnel in the camps; the public face of the camps; issues of gender and commemoration; and the relationship between concentration camps and the Final Solution. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the current historiography of the camps, highlighting the key conclusions that have been made, commenting on continuing areas of debate, and suggesting possible directions for future research.
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The Superman of Nazareth

Towards a More Jesuan Christianity After Nietzsche

Author: John M. Quigley

Publisher: Book Guild Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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"New are the mystical insights into his secret teaching revealed especially by the Gospel of Thomas, which may also be interpreted, like the Bible itself, in the light of speculations about extra-terrestrial and supra-terrestrial beings and their interaction with humanity and its development over the millennia." "To link all these seemingly disparate strands would appear to be no easy matter, but the author's wide reading and ability to make connections enable him to produce a synthesis that is a useful contribution to the modern religious debate, as well as a worthwhile intellectual and spiritual journey of exploration."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Psychology of Superheroes

An Unauthorized Exploration

Author: Jennifer Canzoneri

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251368

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Psychologists get inside the human (and superhuman) mind, in these insightful essays about Batman, Wonder Woman, and many more of our favorite characters. Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Where does Spider-Man’s altruism come from, and what does it mean? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men, and how could they have responded to it, other than the way they did? Why are super-villains so aggressive? The Psychology of Superheroes answers these questions in a wide range of essays on topics from Aquaman to Arkham Asylum—exploring the inner workings our heroes usually only share with their therapists.
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The New Psychology of Leadership

Identity, Influence and Power

Author: S. Alexander Haslam,Stephen D. Reicher,Michael J. Platow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136846506

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Winner of the University of San Diego Outstanding Leadership Book Award 2012! Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2011! Shortlisted for the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Management Book of the Year Award 2011–2012! According to John Adair, the most important word in the leader's vocabulary is "we" and the least important word is "I". But if this is true, it raises one important question: why do psychological analyses of leadership always focus on the leader as an individual – as the great "I"? One answer is that theorists and practitioners have never properly understood the psychology of "we-ness". This book fills this gap by presenting a new psychology of leadership that is the result of two decades of research inspired by social identity and self-categorization theories. The book argues that to succeed, leaders need to create, champion, and embed a group identity in order to cultivate an understanding of 'us' of which they themselves are representative. It also shows how, by doing this, they can make a material difference to the groups, organizations, and societies that they lead. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book examines a range of central theoretical and practical issues, including the nature of group identity, the basis of authority and legitimacy, the dynamics of justice and fairness, the determinants of followership and charisma, and the practice and politics of leadership. The book will appeal to academics, practitioners and students in social and organizational psychology, sociology, political science and anyone interested in leadership, influence and power.
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