Seal of Approval The History of the Comics Code (Studies in Popular Culture)

ISBN: 0878059741

Category: Uncategorized


Posted on 2018-11-28, by voska89.

Description



Seal of Approval: The History of the Comics Code (Studies in Popular Culture) by Amy Kiste Nyberg
English | January 31, 1998 | ISBN: 0878059741, 087805975X | 224 pages | HTMLZ | 2.59 MB


For the past forty years the content of comic books has been governed by an industry self-regulatory code adopted by publishers in 1954 in response to public and governmental pressure.
This book examines why comic books were the subject of controversy, beginning with objections that surfaced shortly after the introduction of modern comic books in the mid-1930s, when parents and teachers accused comic books of contaminating children's culture and luring children away from more appropriate reading material.
It traces how, in the years following World War II, the criticism of comic books shifted to their content, and the reading of comic books became linked with the rise of juvenile delinquency. This resulted in attempts at the local, state, and national level to ban or license comic book sales.
A major figure in the crusade against comic books was the psychiatrist Dr. Fredric Wertham. While he played a significant role in the postwar attack on comics, his accusations against the comic book industry have been misunderstood by comic book fans and media scholars alike. They have accused him of being a naive social scientist who saw direct causal links between the reading of comic books and delinquency. In fact, Seal of Approval shows that Wertham's work is much better understood in the intellectual tradition of media criticism of the Frankfurt school and their critique of mass culture.
The negative publicity aroused by the controversy, coupled with fears that the government would pass censorship legislation, led publishers to adopt the self-regulatory code. It has been changed only twice, once in 1971 and again in 1989.
The legacy of the comics code is that it continues to define the comic book medium as essentially juvenile literature. While the code offers protection against those who attack the media (and not just comic books), it also reaffirms the public perception of comic books as children's fare. As a result, the comic book has yet to achieve legitimation as a unique form of expression that blends words and pictures in a way that no other medium can duplicate.
In tracing the evolution of the controversy and the resulting code Seal of Approval examines important issues about children, media effects, and censorship. It is the first book-length scholarly study of this period of comic book history.


Download (Uploadgig)
http://uploadgig.com/file/download/6859f86f0ab45c3F/atkh8.rar
Download ( Rapidgator )
http://rapidgator.net/file/7530d1f90130d487f55f3e0cebab0e83/atkh8.rar.html
Download ( NitroFlare )
http://nitroflare.com/view/CE73861531F9201/atkh8.rar

Sponsored High Speed Downloads
5659 dl's @ 3128 KB/s
Download Now [Full Version]
9646 dl's @ 2604 KB/s
Download Link 1 - Fast Download
5183 dl's @ 2685 KB/s
Download Mirror - Direct Download



Search More...
Seal of Approval The History of the Comics Code (Studies in Popular Culture)

Search free ebooks in ebookee.com!


Links
Download this book

No active download links here?
Please check the description for download links if any or do a search to find alternative books.


Related Books

  1. Ebooks list page : 37933
  2. 2012-06-09The Talent Code
  3. 2018-02-01[PDF] History Repeating Itself: The Republication of Children's Historical Literature and the Christian Right (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)
  4. 2018-02-01[PDF] History Repeating Itself: The Republication of Children's Historical Literature and the Christian Right (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)
  5. 2011-10-11The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History (Studies in Popular Culture) - Removed
  6. 2011-09-25The Comics (Studies in Popular Culture Series)
  7. 2010-07-02Transformations of the New Germany (Studies in European Culture and History)
  8. 2018-08-16Muslim Youth in the Diaspora Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture
  9. 2018-08-12The Theodosian Code Studies in the Imperial Law of Late Antiquity
  10. 2018-06-19Muslim Youth in the Diaspora Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture
  11. 2018-06-05Beasts of the Deep Sea Creatures and Popular Culture
  12. 2018-05-12Beasts of the Deep : Sea Creatures and Popular Culture
  13. 2018-02-01[PDF] The Dynamics of Interconnections in Popular Culture(s)
  14. 2017-12-25[PDF] Open up the Doors: Music in the Modern Church (Studies in Popular Music)
  15. 2017-12-20[PDF] Send in the Clones: A Cultural Study of the Tribute Band (Studies in Popular Music)
  16. 2017-12-09[PDF] The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England
  17. 2017-11-15[PDF] Dinosaurs by the Decades: A Chronology of the Dinosaur in Science and Popular Culture
  18. 2017-11-08[PDF] Stagestruck Filmmaker: D. W. Griffith and the American Theatre (Studies Theatre Hist & Culture)
  19. 2017-11-03[PDF] God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture
  20. 2017-10-26[PDF] Born in the U. S. A.: The Myths of America in Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present (Studies in Popular Culture)

Comments

No comments for "Seal of Approval The History of the Comics Code (Studies in Popular Culture)".


    Add Your Comments
    1. Download links and password may be in the description section, read description carefully!
    2. Do a search to find mirrors if no download links or dead links.

    required

    required, will not be published

    need login

    required

    Not clear? Click here to refresh.

    Back to Top