Chapter 2. The Hero

  1. Shawn Shimpach

Published Online: 3 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320671.ch2

Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

How to Cite

Shimpach, S. (2010) The Hero, in Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320671.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185363

Online ISBN: 9781444320671

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Keywords:

  • “readers to manliness”;
  • “deeper coherence”;
  • “narration of geopolitical crisis as private and domestic”;
  • “metrosexual” – blending signifiers;
  • the body of the hero;
  • “Band of Brothers”;
  • “the singular fetishism of the hero's body”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Genre

  • Masculinity

  • The Body of the Hero

  • Mobility

  • Transcendent Nostalgia