Franklin

Peanuts and American culture : essays on Charles M. Schulz's iconic comic strip / Peter W. Y. Lee [editor].

Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000. Peanuts.
Peanuts (Comic strip)
Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000.
Peanuts (Schulz, Charles M.)
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Social aspects -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Social aspects.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"Focusing on Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts strip's Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the development of Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Franklin, Shermy, Snoopy and the other characters that became American icons"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: not a peanut gallery
"Good grief, I thought it was the fallout": Charlie Brown and the long 50s / Cliff Starkey
Different worlds: adults, children and their relationship / Olaf Meuther
Listening to Charlie Brown: musicians and music making as Cold War era critique / Tom Zlabinger
To hell with Franklin: spilling ink on the color line / Peter W.Y. Lee
Be a good spaceman, Charlie Brown: Charles M. Schulz and the space race / Peter W.Y. Lee
Little girls with big voices: how Charles Schulz's girl characters challenge the patriarchy in which they are trapped / Erin C. Callahan
"The doctor is in": gender, space and power in Lucy's psychiatric booth / Catherine W. Zipf
No room for normality: Shermy and postwar childhood / Peter W.Y. Lee
Cold War Snoopy, or, do beagles dream of electronic bunnies? / Jessica K. Brandt.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Lee, Peter W. Y., editor.
ISBN:
9781476671444
1476671443
OCLC:
1077788914
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