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In action cinema's crosshair : a longitudinal mapping of enemy images in the American action film

(2021) POETICS. 85.
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This article offers a longitudinal mapping that investigates the presence and development of enemy images in the genre of the American action film over a 36-year period. Being renowned for featuring spectacular violence against enemy others, the action film has repeatedly been a subject of scholarly inquiry in relation to themes of otherness, enemyhood and American imperialism. However, previous studies chiefly relied on the textual analysis of singular case studies in their account of how enemies identities are articulated over time, often lacking empirical validity and a backing for inference-claims in the process. This article hopes to critically investigate a series of presupposed properties of the enemy images and types of enemyhood featured in the action film by way of quantitatively methodologies.
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Action films, enemies, quantitative methodologies, geopolitics

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Soberon, Lennart. “In Action Cinema’s Crosshair : A Longitudinal Mapping of Enemy Images in the American Action Film.” POETICS, vol. 85, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2020.101512.
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Soberon, L. (2021). In action cinema’s crosshair : a longitudinal mapping of enemy images in the American action film. POETICS, 85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2020.101512
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Soberon, Lennart. 2021. “In Action Cinema’s Crosshair : A Longitudinal Mapping of Enemy Images in the American Action Film.” POETICS 85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2020.101512.
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Soberon, Lennart. 2021. “In Action Cinema’s Crosshair : A Longitudinal Mapping of Enemy Images in the American Action Film.” POETICS 85. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2020.101512.
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Soberon L. In action cinema’s crosshair : a longitudinal mapping of enemy images in the American action film. POETICS. 2021;85.
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L. Soberon, “In action cinema’s crosshair : a longitudinal mapping of enemy images in the American action film,” POETICS, vol. 85, 2021.
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