This edited collection focuses on the X-Men film franchise, with essays that considers the movies as popular culture products. Chapters in this volume address various aspects featured in individual films or throughout the series. The essays discuss such topics as gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, and a sense of otherness that pervades the franchise. Although the book focuses specifically on the X-Men films, an analysis that considers the X-Men's transformation from comics to movies will be included.
Claudia Bucciferro is assistant professor of communication at Gonzaga University (Washington State). She is the author of FOR-GET: Identity, Media, and Democracy in Chile (2012) and the editor of The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon (Scarecrow Press, 2013).