Comics and the world wars: a cultural record

Chapman, Jane and Hoyles, Anna and Kerr, Andrew and Sherif, Adam (2015) Comics and the world wars: a cultural record. Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137273710

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Abstract

Comics and the World Wars argues for the use of comics as a primary source by offering a highly original argument that such examples produced during the World Wars act as a cultural record. Recuperating currently unknown or neglected strips, this work demonstrates how these can be used for the study of both world wars. Representing the fruits of over five years team research, this book reveals how sequential illustrated narratives used humour as a coping mechanism and a way to criticise authority, promoted certain forms of behaviour and discouraged others, represented a deliberately inclusive educational strategy for reading wartime content, and became a barometer for contemporary popular thinking.

Keywords:comics, comic book, comic strip, newspaper strip, cartoons, multi panel, proto-comic, cultural record, humour, new cultural history, trench publications, Britain, Canada, Australia, Dominions, United States, Propaganda, Second World War, First World War, Home Front
Subjects:L Social studies > L252 War & Peace studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
L Social studies > L215 Fascism
L Social studies > L213 Socialism
L Social studies > L218 Anarchism
L Social studies > L214 Nationalism
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
L Social studies > L171 Capitalism
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V146 Modern History 1920-1949
W Creative Arts and Design > W220 Illustration
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V260 Australasian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V261 Australian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V230 American History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V391 Military History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V231 Canadian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V232 USA History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V262 New Zealand History
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
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Deposited On:02 Apr 2015 10:06

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