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Bitz, Michael: Manga High. Literacy, Identity, and Coming of Age in an Urban High School. Cambridge: Harvard Education Pr. 2009. 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-934742-19-8
BibTeX citation key: Bitz2009
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didaktik und Pädagogik, Empirie, Fankultur, Interkulturalität, Japan, Manga, Schaffensprozess, USA
Creators: Bitz
Publisher: Harvard Education Pr. (Cambridge)
Abstract
Based on a four-year study, Manga High explores the convergence of literacy, creativity, social development, and personal identity in one of New York City’s largest high schools.
Since 2004, students at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Manhattan have been creating manga—Japanese comic books. They write the stories, design the characters, and publish their works in print and on the Internet. These students—African-American and Latino teenagers—are more than interested in the art and medium of manga. They have become completely engrossed in Japanese language, culture, and society.
Manga High is highlighted by reproductions and content analysis of students’ original art and writing. An appendix includes guidelines for educators on starting a comic book club.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (vii)
Françoise Mouly: Foreword (ix)

Introduction: The Story Behind the Stories (1)

Part I: The Story
1. “Manga Is My Life.” Foundations of the Comic Book Club (9)
2. “Superman Is So Silly.” Student Connections to Manga (23)
3. “I’m Writing for My Life.” Literacy and Learning (37)
4. “My Name Is Sayuri.” Identity and Culture (49)
5. “They Changed. They Really Changed!” Inspiring Educators (63)

Part II: The Students
6. Stardaisha (79)
7. C-Wiz (89)
8. Erick (97)
9. Samantha (103)
10. Tenzin (111)
11. Reggie (117)
12. Treasure (127)
13. Kischer (135)
14. Keith (143)

Conclusion: Beyond the Comics (153)

Appendixes
A Anatomy of a Comic Book Club (161)
B Methodology (167)
C Club Members’ Favorite Manga (171)

Notes (173)
Acknowledgments (179)
About the Author (183)
Index (185)


  
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