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The Phantom Comics and the New Left A Socialist Superhero

Title
The Phantom Comics and the New Left [electronic resource] : A Socialist Superhero / by Robert Aman.
ISBN
9783030398002
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Publication
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2020.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XIV, 137 p.) 47 illus.
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Summary
This book is about the Phantom in Sweden, or, more correctly, about Sweden in the Phantom. Robert Aman uncovers how a peripheral American superhero – created in 1936 by Lee Falk – that has been accused of both racism and sexism has become a national concern in a country that several researchers have labelled the most antiracist and gender equal in the world. When a group of Swedish creators began their official production of licensed scripts based on The Phantom comic in 1972, the character was redefined through the prism of New Left ideology. The plots of these comics, besides aiming to entertain, also sought to affirm for readers the righteousness and validity of an ideological doctrine that, at the time, was dominant among the Swedish public and influential in the country’s foreign policy. Ultimately, Aman demonstrates how the Swedish Phantom embodies values and a political point of view that reflect how Sweden sees itself and its role in the world. Robert Aman is Associate Professor in Education at Linköping University, Sweden. .
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Springer ENIN.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 18, 2020
Series
Palgrave studies in comics and graphic novels.
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Contents
1. Introduction
2. White Ghost’s Burden and Colonial Adventures
3. International Solidarity and Swedish Foreign Policy
4. Apartheid and Antiracism
5. The Women’s Movements and Gender Politics
6. Conclusion: When the Phantom Became Swedish. .
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