Policing the World: The Last (White) American Standing

  • Marilyn Yaquinto


Chapter  10 features an analysis of the current Other as crimefighter, a Muslim or Middle Eastern character, with a profile of the 2018 Hulu series, The Looming Tower, about the turf war between the CIA and FBI prior to 9/11 and the key role of Agent Ali Soufan. The chapter also looks at the slew of films and TV shows that still showcase the white male crimefighter hero, including more Die Hard sequels, Tom Cruise films, and a reboot of the Tom Clancy hero, Jack Ryan. The chapter ends with a closer look at Captain America, the American everyman transformed into a superhero and the nation’s defender since the 1940s, also made over to be relevant to modern times, including going rogue in the 2016 film, Captain America: Civil War.

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  • Marilyn Yaquinto
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  1. 1.School of Social and Cultural StudiesTruman State UniversityKirksvilleUSA

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