Conclusion: Endgame?

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This chapter examines shifts in the cinema of hopelessness that has engaged with fantasies of refusal over the past decade. Avengers: Endgame offers a model of a progressive nostalgia that seeks hope for the future by retrieving the worthy aspects of the past. The relation between this cinematic rhetoric and the successful presidential campaign of Joseph Biden is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRhetoric, Politics and Society
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameRhetoric, Politics and Society
VolumePart F765
ISSN (Print)2947-5147
ISSN (Electronic)2947-5155


  • Biden
  • Hope
  • Nostalgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Communication
  • Cultural Studies
  • Political Science and International Relations


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