Luke Cage as Postpost-9/11 TV: Spatial Negotiations of Race in Contemporary U.S. Television

Lea Espinoza Garrido


Reading Luke Cage as a ‘postpost-9/11’ text with a focus on the body of the bulletproof Black male superhero, Luke, as well as the show’s setting, this paper examines the serial’s potential to negotiate social and cultural implications of American politics in response to the attacks on September 11, 2001, particularly with regard to the War on Terror’s embeddedness in long-standing histories of racism.


War on Terror; Luke Cage; space; 9/11; racial profiling; postpost-9/11; superhero

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