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Hajdu, David: The Ten-Cent Plague. The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. (435 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0374187673
BibTeX citation key: Hajdu2008a
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Categories: General
Keywords: EC, Kulturpolitik, USA
Creators: Hajdu
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York)
Abstract
In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created—in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. Comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish Congress. This book opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority, showing how—years before rock ’n’ roll—comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards.

Table of Contents

Prologue (3)

1. Society Iss Nix (9)
2. It Was Work (32)
3. Crime Pays (53)
4. Youth in Crisis (71)
5. Puddles of Blood (92)
6. Then Let Us Commit Them (112)
7. Woofer and Tweeter (132)
8. Love … LOVE … LOVE!! (154)
9. New Trend (175)
10. Humor in a Jugular Vein (193)
11. Panic (209)
12. The Triumph of Dr. Payn (228)
13. What Are We Afraid Of? (245)
14. We’ve Had It! (274)
15. Murphy’s Law (305)
16. Out of the Frying Pan and into the Soup (319)

Epilogue (331)

Appendix (337)
Notes (353)
Bibliography (407)
Acknowledgments (413)
Index (417)


  
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