Global Perspectives on Tarzan

Global Perspectives on Tarzan

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?

Author: Annette Wannamaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136447914

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Tarzan Jungle King of Popular Culture

Tarzan  Jungle King of Popular Culture

Others take the view that the amnesia is Edgar's subconscious way of removing Tarzan from civilization. Aaron Clayton, writing in Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon, wrote, “In Burroughs' second ...

Author: David Lemmo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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From his first appearance in 1912, Tarzan became a multimedia franchise whose cultural influence extended well beyond mere entertainment. The original 20th century superhero, the Lord of the Apes was the inspiration behind such early archetypes as The Shadow and Doc Savage, themselves the basis for heroes like Batman and Superman. Long before Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the first Tarzan fan club was formed in America in 1916, pioneering the fandom movement that pervades modern pop culture. This book examines Tarzan in his various media representations—hunter, warrior, secret agent, fighter of communists and Nazis—and in his numerous story arcs, including crossover adventures featuring historical characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Projecting the World

Projecting the World

Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumim, eds., You Tarzan: Masculinity, Movies and Men (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1993). 5. Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate, eds., Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International ...

Author: Russell Meeuf

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814343074

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Discussion of international culture and politics in Hollywood films from the mid-1930s to 1960s.
Categories: Art

It s the Disney Version

It s the Disney Version

Ken Cerniglia, “Tarzan Swings onto Disney's Broadway,” in Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon, ed. Annette Wannamaker and Michelle Ann Abate (New York: Routledge, 2012), 42. 15. Ibid., 43. 16.

Author: Douglas Brode

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266070

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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This collection of essays examine how the Disney studio has re-interpreted—for better or worse—classic literature into films both treasured and disdained. The films discussed in this volume include Bambi, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Tarzan.
Categories: Performing Arts

Focus On 100 Most Popular 1990s Action Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 1990s Action Films

Animated Views. Retrieved September 11, 2015. ^ a b c Wannamaker, Annette; Anate, Michelle Ann (April 18, 2012). Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon. Routledge. pp. 42–43. ISBN 0-415-89724-6.

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Historicising Transmedia Storytelling

Historicising Transmedia Storytelling

“Evolution and Race on the Island of Caspak: How Tarzan and TRex Decode Manhood in the Comic that Time Forgot.” In Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon, edited by Annette Wannamaker and Michelle ...

Author: Matthew Freeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315439501

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Tracing the industrial emergence of transmedia storytelling—typically branded a product of the contemporary digital media landscape—this book provides a historicised intervention into understandings of how fictional stories flow across multiple media forms. Through studies of the storyworlds constructed for The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan, and Superman, the book reveals how new developments in advertising, licensing, and governmental policy across the twentieth century enabled historical systems of transmedia storytelling to emerge, thereby providing a valuable contribution to the growing field of transmedia studies as well as to understandings of media convergence, popular culture, and historical media industries.
Categories: Social Science



American Mob Murder in Global Perspective Robert W. Thurston. sees. “how different had been the dull, dead print to this sleek and hideous thing ofebony, pulsing with life” [90]. tarzan wants to kill Kulonga, who has just slain his ...

Author: Robert W. Thurston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317102977

Category: History

Page: 442

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Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough reexamination of the background, dynamics, and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective homicide in the US can only be partly understood through a discussion of the unsettled southern political situation after 1865, but must also be seen in the context of a global conversation about changing cultural meanings of 'race'. A deeper comprehension of the course of mob murder and the dynamics that drove it emerges through comparing the situation in the US with violence that was and still is happening around the world. Drawing on a variety of approaches - historical, anthropological and literary - the study shows how concepts of imperialism, gender, sexuality, and civilization profoundly affected the course of mob murder in the US. Lynching provides thought-provoking analyses of cases where race was - and was not - a factor. The book is constructed as a series of case studies grouped into three thematic sections. Part I, Understanding Lynching, starts with accounts of mob murder around the world. Part II, Lynching and Cultural Change, examines shifting concepts of race, gender, and sexuality by drawing first on the romantic travel and adventure fiction of the era 1880-1920, from authors such as H. Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Changing images of black and white bodies form another major focus of this section. Part III, Blood, Debate, and Redemption in Georgia, follows the story of American collective murder and growing opposition to it in Georgia, a key site of lynching, in the early twentieth century. By situating American mob murder in a wide international context, and viewing the phenomenon as more than simply a tool of racial control, this book presents a reappraisal of one of the most unpleasant, yet important periods of America's history, one that remains crucial for understanding race relations and collective violence around the world.
Categories: History

Global Perspectives in Children s Literature

Global Perspectives in Children s Literature

The Status of Children's Literature around the World One of the first universals we can find as we examine literature for ... A classic example , Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan of the Apes , originally published in 1914 , continues to ...

Author: Evelyn Blossom Freeman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X004473877

Category: Education

Page: 136

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KEY BENEFT: This book presents a comprehensive discussion of international children's books and their use in K-8 classrooms.KEY TOPICS Global Perspectives in Children's Literature reviews the status of children's literature around the world and elaborates on the benefits of international children's literature for children's development and the curriculum. The book presents various genres such as picture books, fiction, informational books, and poetry. Issues in the field and criteria for selecting books to be used in the classroom are provided, as well as a discussion of history and contemporary trends worldwide. Specific ways to share international books are also presented, as they relate to theme studies, specific content areas, visual literacy, and language arts.Useful for anyone interested in global education, specifically that of Children's Literature.
Categories: Education

Literary History Towards a Global Perspective

Literary History  Towards a Global Perspective

Literary interactions in the modern world. - 2. Ed. by Stefan Helgesson Anders Pettersson, ... Chinweizu's ideal “ African " is , he argues , just as benighted as an African in a Tarzan film . Wole Soyinka , “ Neo - Tarzanism : The ...

Author: Anders Pettersson


ISBN: 3110189321

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 331

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Categories: Comparative literature



Childhood Studies, Global Perspectives, and Education Gaile Sloan Cannella, Joe L. Kincheloe, Karen Anijar ... Nor are they plagued by product recalls such as Mattel's Tarzan figure , whose arm becomes erect when you press his lower ...

Author: Gaile Sloan Cannella

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110264715

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Annotation Arguing that dominant discourses have designated those who are younger as requiring protection and control, Cannella (education, Texas A & M U.) and Kincheloe (education, CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College) argue that there is a need for a postmodern childhood studies that challenges regimes of truth, recognizing that children have not generally had a voice in their own creation. They present 11 contributions that move toward such a project of disrupting adult/child dualisms. Chapters discuss the discourses of welfare "reform" in the United States, the construction of childhood by corporate agendas promoting consumption, Korean views of young children, the construction of the Euro-American concept of "voice" as it affects preschoolers in India, and colonialist biases inherent in modernist constructions of education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Categories: Education