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“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”: Chick Tracts and the Visual Culture of Evangelical Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first of the book's four case studies examines the long‐standing cartoon ministry of Californian Jack Chick. Situating Chick's work in the history of the comics genre and in the visual culture of ... More


Patterns in Leisure for the Young and the Old

David George Surdam

in Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190211561
eISBN:
9780190211608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211561.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Young and old Americans accrued much of the gains in leisure time. Young Americans remained in school for more years. Time spent in school may or may not be perceived as leisure, but it certainly ... More


Superheroes and Slapstick: New Media and the Teaching of Buddhist Children in Thailand

Justin McDaniel

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter focuses on a new generation of Buddhist adventure stories (texts, comic books, and films) for children. These stories are much more popular than didactic and systematic Buddhist lessons, ... More


The Polio Wars

Naomi Rogers

in Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780195380590
eISBN:
9780199369188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380590.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In the mid-1940s Kenny, the NFIP and the AMA fought over medical orthodoxy and professional self-interest. Kenny accused the NFIP of funding worthless polio treatments recommended by antagonistic ... More


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