Postcolonial Comics : Texts, Events, Identities, Hardback Book

Description

This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinee texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings.

The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts.

The authors demonstrate that the fields of comic-book production and circulation in various regional histories introduce new postcolonial vocabularies, reconstitute conventional "image-functions" in established social texts and political systems, and present competing narratives of resistance and rights.

In this sense, postcolonial comic cultures are of particular significance in the context of a newly global and politically recomposed landscape.

This volume introduces a timely intervention within current comic-book-area studies that remain firmly situated within the "U.S.-European and Japanese manga paradigms" and their reading publics.

It will be of great interest to a wide variety of disciplines including postcolonial studies, comics-area studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 236 pages, 27 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Comic book & cartoon art
  • ISBN: 9780415738132

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