Biographical Dictionary of Psychology

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Noel Sheehy, Antony J. Chapman, Wendy A. Conroy
Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Medical - 675 pages
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In a society where a comic equates with knockabout amusment for children, the sudden pre-eminence of adult comics, on everything from political satire to erotic fantasy, has predictably attracted an enormous amount of attention.

Adult comics are part of the cultural landscape in a way that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. In this first survey of its kind, Roger Sabin traces the history of comics for older readers from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. He takes in the pioneering titles pre-First World War, the underground 'comix' of the 1960s and 1970s, 'fandom' in the 1970s and 1980s, and the boom of the 1980s and 1990s (including 'graphic novels' and Viz.). Covering comics from the United States, Europe and Japan, Adult Comics addresses such issues as the graphic novel in context, cultural overspill and the role of women.

By taking a broad sweep, Sabin demonstrates that the widely-held notion that comics 'grew up' in the late 1980s is a mistaken one, largely invented by the media. Adult Comics: An Introduction is intended primarily for student use, but is written with the comic enthusiast very much in mind.

  

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By surveying histories, psychology encyclopedias, introductory textbooks, and the awards lists of psychological associations, the editors--two British professors of psychology and an Irish journalist ... Read full review

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Noel Sheehy has been Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast since 1992. He is editor of Current Psychology and with Tony Chapman co-edits the International Library of Critical Writings in Psychology. Tony Chapman has been Professor of Psychology at the University of Leeds since 1983. His 150 or so major works include 15 books; and he has edited 3 book series and the British Journal of Psychology. Wendy Conroy is a freelance editor.

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