The Hero in Transition

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Popular Press, 1983 - 324 páginas
An investigation of society’s heroes during any time period will reveal the personnel deemed worthy of being emulated at that particular time by that particular society. There will be many old and time-tested figures, sometimes with new faces and new profiles; there will also be a mix of new faces. Thus the hero—like history itself—is constantly in transition, and both the hero and the transition are fundamental to the study of a culture. These essays turn the pantheon of heroes around before our eyes and reveal the many complicated aspects of hero worship.

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From Mission Impossible
46
The Superheros Two Worlds
66
A Broken Image
74
Searching for Heroes
86
Heroes Dont Need Zip Codes
107
Tarzan and Columbo Heroic Mediators
115
The Popularity of the Thriller
131
Pulp Vigilante Heroes the Moral Majority
141
The Catalytic Child Hero in the Contemporary
151
The Central Figures in The World
163
The ChangingUnchanging Heroines and Heroes
171
The Six Step Progression
180
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Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.

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