Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 238
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Book DescriptionToo often remembered solely as the psychiatrist and cultural critic whose testimony in Senate subcommittees sparked the creation of the Comics Code, Fredric Wertham was a far more complex man. Author Bart Beaty traces the evolution of Wertham?s attitudes toward popular culture and re-assesses his place in the debate about pop culture?s effects on youth and society. When The Seduction of the Innocent was published in 1954, Wertham (1895-1981) became instantly known as an authority on child psychology. Although he had published several books before Seduction, its sharp criticism of popular culture in general?and comic books in particular?made it a touchstone for debate about issues of censorship, child protection, and freedom of speech. Despite the nuances of his arguments in that book and his evolution as a critic throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Wertham is best remembered as one of the most inflexible critics of popular culture in postwar...