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Berger, Arthur Asa: The Comic-Stripped American. What Dick Tracy, Blondie, Daddy Warbucks and Charlie Brown Tell Us about Ourselves. New York: Walker, 1973. (225 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: Berger1973a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Comic strip, Sociology, USA
Creators: Berger
Publisher: Walker (New York)
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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction 1
The Comic Page, Values, and American Society 5

Part I. The Innocents: The First Generation of Comics
The Yellow Kid: Urban Poverty in the Good Old Days 23
The Katzenjammer Kids: Infantile Disorders of the Left and Right and Center 35
Mutt and Jeff: The Politics of Failure 47
Krazy Kat: The Social Dimensions of Fantasy 60

Part II. The Modern Age Comics: The Second Generation – or After the Fall!
Little Orphan Annie: The Abandoned Years 79
Buck Rogers: The New Renaissance Hero of the Space Epics 93
Blondie: The Irrelevance of the American Husband 102
Dick Tracy: The Avenger – Evangelical Protestant Style 112
Flash Gordon: The Triumph of the Democratic Will 133
Dissociation in a Hero: Superman and the Divided Self 146
Batman and the Archaic Ego: The Aristocrat as Reformer 160
Pogo and His Friends in the Okefenokke Swamps: A Study in the Irony of Democracy 172
Peanuts: The Americanization of Augustine 181

Part III. The Age of Confusion: The Third Generation of Comics
Marvel Comics: Machines, Monsters, and the Myth of America 199
Eroticomics: Or “What Are You Doing with That Submachine Gun, Barbarella?” 208
Mr. Natural and His Friends From the Underground: Infantile Disorders of the Cerebellum and the Crotch 216
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