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Champions of the oppressed? : superhero comics, popular culture, and propaganda in America during World War II

Author: Christopher Murray
Publisher: Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press, ©2011.
Series: Hampton Press communication series., Comic art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Murray
ISBN: 9781612890029 1612890024 9781612890036 1612890032
OCLC Number: 694283183
Description: xv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Superheroes and the Americandream --
The Superhero as political metaphor --
Forging an industry --
The rise of the Superheroes --
1. The arsenal of democracy --
Propaganda, popular culture, and Superhero comics --
Selling the war: "The World's greatest adventure in advertising" --
The Politics of persuasion: Toward a democratic propaganda? --
Censoring the war --
"It's a refreshing war!" --
2. Champions of the oppressed --
Superheroes and the mythology of the All-American hero --
Defining myth --
Myths of the All-American hero --
The Mediated war --
"Get hot, keep moving": The Male body at war --
The Everyman hero --
The Supereveryman --
Produce for victory: The production soldier --
I Want YOU for the everyman army --
3. Other Americas --
Comics and countermyths --
Wonder women at war --
Sex war --
Into a World Torn by the hatreds and wars of men --
Wonder woman --
The far from monstrous regiment of Superheroines --
The Children's crusade --
Remember Dorie Miller --
Lost legacies: The Other Americas --
4. Smash the axis! The Enemy and strategies of otherness --
Othering the enemy --
The Nasty, Nasty Nazi --
The Return of the yellow peril --
"De-Othering" the red menace: G.I. Joe Meets Uncle Joe --
Evaluating the strategy of otherness --
5. Postwar propaganda in comics --
Superheroes Post-9/11.
Series Title: Hampton Press communication series., Comic art.
Responsibility: Christopher Murray.

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