Imaginaire politique et super-héros

Lolita Graziosi – Broissiat


The link between superheroes and politics is made up of several factors. The historical context of their creation which constitutes a strong base in the imagination that we give to superheroes, the impregnations of values and morals that characterize the characters and the soft-power, recur in the American culture and the willingness to convey a committed message. But then, what understanding can we have of superhero stories, what is the impact of this imagination in the context of political analysis? The objective of this article is to highlight the imagination and the political reality that is conveyed through these characters, evolving jointly with our societies. These different factors make superheroes political tools, developing both with and against the powers that be, they transcribe a panel where each individual can identify.



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