Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, by Nathan Vernon Madison

By Nathan Vernon Madison

during this thorough background, the writer demonstrates, through the preferred literature (primarily pulp magazines and comedian books) of the Nineteen Twenties to approximately 1960, that the tales therein drew their definitions of heroism and villainy from an overarching, nativist worry of outsiders that had existed earlier than global conflict I yet intensified afterwards. those depictions have been transferred to America’s “new” enemies, either following U.S. access into the second one global conflict and through the early levels of the chilly War.
Anti-foreign narratives confirmed a transforming into emphasis on ideological, in preference to racial or ethnic, differences—and early symptoms of the arrival “multiculturalism”—indicating that natural racism used to be now not the only explanation for nativist rhetoric in renowned literature.
the method of switch in America’s nativist sentiments, so virulent after the 1st international battle, are printed via the preferred, reasonably cheap escapism of the time, pulp magazines and comedian books.

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