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dc.contributor.advisorAnderson, Karrin
dc.contributor.authorLuurs, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.committeememberDiffrient, David Scott
dc.contributor.committeememberMarx, Nicholas
dc.contributor.committeememberMartey, Rosa
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:39:39Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:39:39Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description2014 Summer.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores two elements of character design in select episodes from the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Disney XD 2010-2012) that guide audiences towards dominant readings of idealized American citizenship utilizing both close textual analysis and ideographic criticism. I argue that select episodes of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes contain representations of hyper-patriotic Americanized superheroes and un-American super villains which work together to teach viewers about dominant ideologies of Americanness and un-Americanness. In doing so, the text directs viewers towards a specific understanding of how to become idealized American (super)citizens.
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dc.identifierLuurs_colostate_0053N_12381.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/83993
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectmedia studies
dc.subjectconstitutive rhetoric
dc.subjectThe Avengers
dc.subjectCaptain America
dc.subjectcitizenship
dc.titleDeveloping (super)citizenship: constituting idealized American citizenship in the Avengers: Earth's mightiest heroes
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thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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