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Incorrigibles and Innocents : Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics / Lara Saguisag.

Author/Creator:
Saguisag, Lara author., Author,
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (252 p.) : 50 color pictures
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Histories and criticism of comics note that comic strips published in the Progressive Era were dynamic spaces in which anxieties about race, ethnicity, class, and gender were expressed, perpetuated, and alleviated. The proliferation of comic strip children-white and nonwhite, middle-class and lower class, male and female-suggests that childhood was a subject that fascinated and preoccupied Americans at the turn of the century. Many of these strips, including R.F. Outcault's Hogan's Alley and Buster Brown, Rudolph Dirks's The Katzenjammer Kids and Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland were headlined by child characters. Yet no major study has explored the significance of these verbal-visual representations of childhood. Incorrigibles and Innocents addresses this gap in scholarship, examining the ways childhood was depicted and theorized in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century comic strips. Drawing from and building on histories and theories of childhood, comics, and Progressive Era conceptualizations of citizenship and nationhood, Lara Saguisag demonstrates that child characters in comic strips expressed and complicated contemporary notions of who had a right to claim membership in a modernizing, expanding nation.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1. FOREIGN YET FAMILIAR
Chapter 2. CROSSING THE COLOR LINE
Chapter 3. FAMILY AMUSEMENTS
Chapter 4. THE "SECRET TRACTS" OF THE CHILD'S MIND
Chapter 5. WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH GIRLS LIKE THESE?
CONCLUSION. Naughty Boys in a New Millennium
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780813591803
OCLC:
1121056043
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9780813591803 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.