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Comic book nation : the transformation of Youth culture in America

Author: Bradford W Wright
Publisher: Baltimore u.a. : Hopkins Univ. Pr., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Comic Book Nation is at once a serious study of popular culture and an entertaining look at an enduring American art form.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bradford W Wright
ISBN: 080186514X 9780801865145 0801874505 9780801874505
OCLC Number: 750570566
Description: XIX, 344 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Contents:Preface IntroductionChapter 1: Superheroes for the Common Man: The Birth of the Comic Book Industry, 1933-1941Chapter 2: Race, Politics, and Propaganda: Comic Books Go to War, 1939-1945Chapter 3: Confronting Success: Comic Books and Postwar America, 1945-1956Chapter 4: Youth Crisis: Comic Books and Controversy, 1947-1950Chapter 5: Reds, Romance, and Renegades: Comic Books and the Culture of the Cold War, 1947-1954Chapter 6: Turning Point: Comic Books in Crisis, 1954-1955Chapter 7: Great Power and Great Responsibility: Superheroes in a Superpower, 1956-1967Chapter 8: Questioning Authority: Comic Books and Cultural Change, 1968-1979Chapter 9: Direct to the Fans: The Comic Book Industry since 1980Epilogue: The Death of Superman or, Must There Be a Comic Book Industry?Spider-Man at Ground Zero: A 9-11 Postscript
Responsibility: Bradford W. Wright.

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A winner... a book that is trenchant, crisply written and absolutely jargon-free, with plenty of enthusiasm but no idolatry-and great fun to read... There should be a place for Comic Book Nation on Read more...

 
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