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Lee, Peter W. Y. Peanuts and American Culture: Essays on Charles M. Schulz’s Iconic Comic Strip. Jefferson: McFarland, 2019. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-7144-4
BibTeX citation key: Lee2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Peanuts", Collection of essays, Comic strip, Schulz. Charles M., USA
Creators: Lee
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz insisted good ol’ Charlie Brown and his friends were neither “great art” nor “significant.” Yet Schulz’s acclaimed daily comic strip—syndicated in thousands of newspapers over five decades—brilliantly mirrored tensions in American society during the second half of the 20th century.
Focusing on the 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Not a Peanut Gallery (1)

Cliff Starkey: “Good grief, I thought it was the fallout”: Charlie Brown and the Long ’50s (9)
Olaf Meuther: Two Different Worlds: Adults, Children and Their Relationship (29)
Tom Zlabinger: Listening to Charlie Brown: Musicians and Music Making as Cold War Era Critique (49)
Peter W.Y. Lee: To Hell with Franklin: Spilling Ink on the Color Line (82)
Peter W.Y. Lee: Be a Good Spaceman, Charlie Brown: Charles M. Schulz and the Space Race (102)
Erin C. Callahan: Little Girls with Big Voices: How Charles Schulz’s Girl Characters Challenge the Patriarchy in Which They Are Trapped (121)
Catherine W. Zipf: “The Doctor Is IN”: Gender, Space and Power in Lucy’s Psychiatric Booth (141)
Peter W.Y. Lee: No Room for Normality: Shermy and Postwar Childhood (159)
Jessica K. Brandt: Cold War Snoopy, or, Do Beagles Dream of Electric Bunnies? (178)

About the Contributors (199)
Index (201)

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