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Comics and the World Wars : A Cultural Record

By: Chapman, Jane L.
Contributor(s): Hoyles, Anna | Kerr, Andrew | Sherif, Adam.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (232 p.).ISBN: 9781137273727.Subject(s): Comic books, strips, etc. -- History -- 20th century | Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism | Popular culture -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Comics and the World Wars : A Cultural RecordDDC classification: 940.3/1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A Proposed Theory and Method for the Incorporation of Comic Books as Primary Sources -- 3 Haselden as Pioneer: Reflecting or Constructing Home Front Opinion? -- 4 Proto Comics as Trench Record: Anti-Heroism, Disparagement Humour and Citizens' Journalism -- 5 The Rise and Fall of the First World War Gullible Worker as a Counterculture -- 6 Adjusting to Total War: US Propaganda, Commerce and Audience
7 The Cultural Construction of Women: Pin-Ups, Proactive Women and Representation in Combat -- 8 Collective Culture as Dynamic Record: The Daily Worker, 1940-43 -- 9 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: This transnational, interdisciplinary study argues for the use of comics as a primary source. In recuperating currently unknown or neglected strips the authors demonstrate that these examples, produced during the World Wars, act as an important cultural record, providing, amongst other information, a barometer for contemporary popular thinking.
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A Proposed Theory and Method for the Incorporation of Comic Books as Primary Sources -- 3 Haselden as Pioneer: Reflecting or Constructing Home Front Opinion? -- 4 Proto Comics as Trench Record: Anti-Heroism, Disparagement Humour and Citizens' Journalism -- 5 The Rise and Fall of the First World War Gullible Worker as a Counterculture -- 6 Adjusting to Total War: US Propaganda, Commerce and Audience

7 The Cultural Construction of Women: Pin-Ups, Proactive Women and Representation in Combat -- 8 Collective Culture as Dynamic Record: The Daily Worker, 1940-43 -- 9 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

This transnational, interdisciplinary study argues for the use of comics as a primary source. In recuperating currently unknown or neglected strips the authors demonstrate that these examples, produced during the World Wars, act as an important cultural record, providing, amongst other information, a barometer for contemporary popular thinking.

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