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Barker, Martin: A Haunt of Fears. The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign. (Studies in Popular Culture.) Jackson: Pluto, 1992. (239 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0878055940
BibTeX citation key: Barker1992
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Categories: General
Keywords: Großbritannien, Horrorcomic, Kulturpolitik
Creators: Barker
Publisher: Pluto (Jackson)
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A revealing description of the British frenzy over U.S. horror comics and its unwitting links to Communist propaganda.

Table of Contents

Preface (1)

Introduction (4)
Officially, The Comics Campaign (8)
The True Story (18)
The Campaign Narrows (36)
Enter the Professionals, Staged Right (49)
Fredric Wertham’s Nightmare (56)
The Rest of the Critics (71)
What’s in a Comic? (84)
Lucy’s Tale (91)
The Genre of Horror (112)
Criminal Varieties (146)
The Psychoanalysis of Lucy (159)
The Contradictions of the Comics Campaign (170)
Postscript (188)

Appendix: The Forgotten Cause for Concern (200)
Notes (218)
Bibliography (229)
Index (237)


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