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Tilley, Carol L. "Seducing the Innocent. Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications That Helped Condemn Comics." In: Information & Culture 47.4 (2012), S. 383–413. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/lac.2012.0024
BibTeX citation key: Tilley2012
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Categories: General
Keywords: Comics research, USA, Wertham. Fredric
Creators: Tilley
Collection: Information & Culture
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Abstract
Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham and his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent serve as historical and cultural touchstones of the anticomics movement in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s. Although there have been persistent concerns about the clinical evidence Wertham used as the basis for Seduction, his sources were made widely available only in 2010. This article documents specific examples of how Wertham manipulated, overstated, compromised, and fabricated evidence—especially that evidence he attributed to personal clinical research with young people—for rhetorical gain.
  
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