Nathan Vernon Madison
Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960
March 14, 2019 Comments.. 411
Anti Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books This book s purpose is to demonstrate via the examination of popular youth literature primarily pulp magazines and comic books from the s through to the s that the stories therein drew their

  • Title: Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960
  • Author: Nathan Vernon Madison
  • ISBN: 9780786470952
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book s purpose is to demonstrate, via the examination of popular youth literature primarily pulp magazines and comic books from the 1920s through to the 1950s, that the stories therein drew their definitions of heroism and villainy from an overarching, nativist fear of outsiders that had existed before the Great War, but intensified afterwards These depictions wereThis book s purpose is to demonstrate, via the examination of popular youth literature primarily pulp magazines and comic books from the 1920s through to the 1950s, that the stories therein drew their definitions of heroism and villainy from an overarching, nativist fear of outsiders that had existed before the Great War, but intensified afterwards These depictions were transferred to America s new enemies both following the United States entry into the Second World War as well as during the early stages of the Cold War This transference of nativist imagery displays a growing emphasis on ideological, as opposed to racial or ethnic, differences found in anti foreign narratives, both showing early signs of modern American multiculturalism and indicating that pure racism was not the sole reason for the appearance of nativist rhetoric in popular literature The process of change in America s nativist sentiments, so virulent after the First World War, are explained by the popular, inexpensive escapism of the time, the pulp magazines and comic books of the early to mid twentieth century.

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    1. Donald Luther says:

      To start with, this book needs both an editor and a proofreader. Aside from the irritating reading difficulties and queries (for example, a character is introduced as 'Ram Yoo' and then referred the rest of the way through the section as 'Ran'), there are numerous factual errors that call into question pretty much anything that is here (when I served on a jury, I was directed that if anything a witness says may be called into question, his entire testimony may be questioned). A couple of example [...]

    2. Ikari2015 says:

      A great book, academic in nature, and really the only one to address nativist imagery, as it appeared in the pulp magazines of the era.I found the reasoning (if such thoughts can be called that) behind nativist imagery in the pulps and comic books mentioned was explained quite well, even so far as going into political and ideological explanations. A wealth of information, from various arenas, brought together to explain many of the stereotypes found in the texts.The previous reviewer's notes may [...]

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