Postcolonial Comics

Postcolonial Comics Texts, Events, Identities - Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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Synopsis

This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinée 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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780415738132
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 741.59
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 484g
Height: 160mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 19mm