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Surnames - War, Politics and comic strip Superheroes

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 October 2011

Laurie Taylor talks to Marc DiPaolo and Matthew Sweet about the relationship between war, politics and comic strip superheroes. He also examines the importance of surnames, especially for children, exploring a new article by Dr Hayley Davies from Kings College London.

Producer Chris Wilson.

  • Dr Hayley Davies

    Lecturer in the sociology of childhood, Kings College London

    Article: Sharing Surnames: Children, Family and Kinship
    doi: 10.1177/0038038511406600
    Sociology August 2011 vol. 45 no. 4 554-569

    Find out more about Hayley Davies
  • David Spiegelhalter

    Professor of Statistics at Cambridge University

    Find out more David Spiegelhalter
  • Marc DiPaolo

    Assistant Professor of English and Film at Oklahoma City University

    War, Politics, and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film
    Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
    ISBN-10: 0786447184
    ISBN-13: 978-0786447183

    Find out more about Marc DiPaolo
  • Matthew Sweet

    Journalist, Broadcaster (presenter of Nightwaves on Radio Three) and author of two Dr Who radio plays

    Find out more about Matthew Sweet



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