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Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way

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Description for Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way Paperback. Analyses how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive Series: Alternative Criminology. Num Pages: 320 pages, 38 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: FZG; JKV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 157 x 18. Weight in Grams: 480.

Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books. This is a world where justice is delivered, where heroes save ordinary citizens from certain doom, where evil is easily identified and thwarted by powers far greater than mere mortals could possess. Nickie Phillips and Staci Strobl explore these representations and show that comic books, as a historically important American cultural medium, participate in both reflecting and ... Read more

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New York University Press United States
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Alternative Criminology
479 g
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About Nickie D. Phillips
Nickie D. Phillips is Associate Professor in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at St.Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. Staci Strobl is Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Reviews for Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way
Comic Book Crime is an important book devoted to a medium that has long been dismissed.
Scott Elingburg
Another important and original contribution to cultural criminology and the study of popular culture more generally. Phillips' and Strobl's work lays out the primacy of crime, violence, hegemony, and retribution to American conceptualizations of mythic justice.
Michelle ... Read more

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