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The Resource Global perspectives on Tarzan : from king of the jungle to international icon, edited by Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate

Global perspectives on Tarzan : from king of the jungle to international icon, edited by Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate

Label
Global perspectives on Tarzan : from king of the jungle to international icon
Title
Global perspectives on Tarzan
Title remainder
from king of the jungle to international icon
Statement of responsibility
edited by Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences?
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.U687
LC item number
Z676 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wannamaker, Annette
  • Abate, Michelle Ann
Series statement
Routledge research in cultural and media studies
Series volume
38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice
  • Tarzan
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice
  • Tarzan
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Summary expansion
This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for both children's cartoons and lavish musical productions or as a vehicle for both nationalistic discourse and for light romantic fantasy? Considering a history of criticism that highlights the imperialistic, sexist, racist underpinnings of the original Tarzan narrative, why would this character and story appeal to so many readers and viewers around the world? The essays in this volume, written by scholars living and working in Australia, Canada, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United States explore these questions using various critical lenses. Chapters include discussions of Tarzan novels, comics, television shows, toys, films, and performances produced or distributed in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Palestine, Britain, India, The Netherlands, Germany and France and consider such topics as imperialism, national identities, language acquisition, adaptation, gender constructions, Tarzan's influence on child readers and Tarzan's continued and broad influence on cultures around the world. What emerges, when these pieces are placed into dialogue with one another, is an immensely complex picture of an enduring, multi-faceted global pop culture icon. This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for both children's cartoons and lavish musical productions or as a vehicle for both nationalistic discourse and for light romantic fantasy? Considering a history of criticism that highlights the imperialistic, sexist, racist underpinnings of the original Tarzan narrative, why would this character and story appeal to so many readers and viewers around the world? The essays in this volume, written by scholars living and working in Australia, Canada, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United States explore these questions using various critical lenses. Chapters include discussions of Tarzan novels, comics, television shows, toys, films, and performances produced or distributed in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Palestine, Britain, India, The Netherlands, Germany and France and consider such topics as imperialism, national identities, language acquisition, adaptation, gender constructions, Tarzan's influence on child readers and Tarzan's continued and broad influence on cultures around the world. What emerges, when these pieces are placed into dialogue with one another, is an immensely complex picture of an enduring, multi-faceted global pop culture icon
Label
Global perspectives on Tarzan : from king of the jungle to international icon, edited by Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Michelle Ann Abate, An axe in the hands of a burly negro cleft the captain from forehead to chin: Tarzan of the apes and the American urban jungle -- Annette Wannamaker, Now Tarzan make war!: World War II B-movies, profits and propaganda -- Ken Cerniglia, Tarzan swings onto Disney's Broadway -- Jon C. Stott, Return to Tarzan: a Canadian childhood hero reconsidered -- Richard Ivan Jobs, Tarzan under attack: Youth, comics, and cultural reconstruction in postwar France -- Ronie Parciack, Contending simulacra: Tarzan in postcolonial India -- Alon Raab and Eli Eshed, With a star of David he swings: Tarzan in the holy land -- Clare Mulcahy, We would each like to be like Tarzan: re-examining female readers of Burroughs' Tarzan series -- Michelle Smith, On the origin of men: savage boyhood in Tarzan of the apes -- Aaron Clayton, Evolution and race on the island of Caspak: how Tarzan and T-rex decode manhood in the comic that time forgot
Control code
810077947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136447921
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613897787
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
389778
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810077947
Label
Global perspectives on Tarzan : from king of the jungle to international icon, edited by Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Michelle Ann Abate, An axe in the hands of a burly negro cleft the captain from forehead to chin: Tarzan of the apes and the American urban jungle -- Annette Wannamaker, Now Tarzan make war!: World War II B-movies, profits and propaganda -- Ken Cerniglia, Tarzan swings onto Disney's Broadway -- Jon C. Stott, Return to Tarzan: a Canadian childhood hero reconsidered -- Richard Ivan Jobs, Tarzan under attack: Youth, comics, and cultural reconstruction in postwar France -- Ronie Parciack, Contending simulacra: Tarzan in postcolonial India -- Alon Raab and Eli Eshed, With a star of David he swings: Tarzan in the holy land -- Clare Mulcahy, We would each like to be like Tarzan: re-examining female readers of Burroughs' Tarzan series -- Michelle Smith, On the origin of men: savage boyhood in Tarzan of the apes -- Aaron Clayton, Evolution and race on the island of Caspak: how Tarzan and T-rex decode manhood in the comic that time forgot
Control code
810077947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136447921
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613897787
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
389778
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810077947

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