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  <http://is.gd/eXEvj> Superpower <http://is.gd/eXEvj>

Heroes, Ghosts, and the Paranormal in American Culture

By M. Keith Booker

 

Supernatural and superhuman elements have been prominent in American culture from the time of the New England Puritans' intense emphasis on religion. Superpower surveys the appearance of supernatural and superhuman elements in American culture, focusing on the American fascination with narratives involving supernatural adventure, superhuman heroes, and vast conspiracies driven by supernatural evil. In particular, M. Keith Booker suggests that the popularity of such themes indicates a deep-seated dissatisfaction with the rationalised world of contemporary American society. Booker details the development of the national myths underlying the characters of Superman, Batman, and Spiderman; television hits from Star Trek to Lost; and the franchises of Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings.

 

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