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Super-history : comic book superheroes and American society, 1938 to the present

Author: Jeffrey K Johnson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored and molded social trends and changes, influencing and reflecting political, social, and cultural events. This study provides a decade by decade chronicle of American history from 1938 to 2010 through the lens of superhero comics"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Johnson, Jeffrey K.
Super-History : Comic Book Superheroes and American Society, 1938 to the Present.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey K Johnson
ISBN: 9780786490356 0786490357 128037795X 9781280377952
OCLC Number: 792685347
Description: 1 online resource (x, 220 pages) : illustrations
Contents: We need a hero: New Deal social avengers and vigilantes (1938-1940) --
World War II and super-patriots (1941-1945) --
The nuclear era (1945-1989) --
The postwar 1940s and 1950s: supernormal (1946-1959) --
Counterculture heroes (1960-1969) --
The American malaise (1970-1979) --
Super-conservatives and neo-cowboys (1980-1989) --
Searching for a new direction (1990-1999) --
Decade of fear (2000-2009).
Responsibility: Jeffrey K. Johnson.

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