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Whither the Self-Made Man? Comic Culture and the Crisis of Legitimation in the United States

In this article I trace shifts in the occupational worldview, and thereby in the myth of the self-made man as a legtimator of class in the United States, as reflected in the American comic strip from 1925 to 1975. In so doing, I investigate not only the crisis of meaning which some now see as... Full description

1st Person: Kasen, Jill H.
Source: in Social Problems Vol. 28, No. 2 (1980), p. 131-148
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1980
Online: Volltext
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