Jobs, Richard Ivan: "Tarzan under Attack. Youth, Comics, and Cultural Reconstruction in Postwar France." In: French Historical Studies 26 (2003), S. 687–725.
Added by: joachim (07/20/2009 01:29:30 AM) Last edited by: joachim (01/30/2017 02:17:42 AM)
|Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Jobs2003
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Keywords: "Tarzan", France, Kulturpolitik, Politics, Popular culture, Sociology
Collection: French Historical Studies
In postwar France, campaigns were waged against certain kinds of juvenile literature, specifically comics, in an effort to curtail the perceived degeneration of youth. This resulted in the 16 July 1949 law establishing the Commission for the Oversight and Control of Publications for Children and Adolescents, aimed at censoring the contents of comic books. This article shows, however, that this campaign, ostensibly about the morality of comics, was not specifically about comics at all, but about competing conceptions of how to reconstruct citizenship in the wake of Nazi occupation and in the midst of American ascendancy. Within this censorship campaign can be read broad themes of postwar cultural politics emphasizing community, social and civic responsibility, rational progress, morality, and norms of sexuality and gender. These debates, in turn, brought young people to the forefront of social and political discussions, helping to produce the contemporary social category of youth.
PHP execution time: 0.02320 s
SQL execution time: 0.08702 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00175 s
Total elapsed time: 0.11197 s
Peak memory usage: 1.2917 MB
Memory at close: 1.2408 MB
Database queries: 68