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Labarre, Nicolas: "Meat Fiction and Burning Western Light. The South in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher." In: Comics and the U.S. South. Hrsg. v. Brannon Costello und Qiana J. Whitted. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2012, S. 242–268.
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BibTeX citation key: Labarre2012c
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Keywords: "Preacher", Dillon. Steve, Ennis. Garth, Populärkultur, Stereotypen, USA
Creators: Costello, Labarre, Whitted
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Comics and the U.S. South
From 1995 to 2000, DC Comics, through its Vertigo imprint, ran a violent, provocative, and profane series called Preacher. A collaboration between Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher represents the South as a mythic place saturated with popular culture, equating it with a mode of identity, with a way of seeing the world. This chapter examines the South as a “way of seeing the world” in Preacher and how it reaffirms the power of the plantation owners and southern aristocracy, as well as the power of the stereotypes themselves in popular culture. It also looks at how the L’Angelle plantation in the story is presented from the perspective of two apparently incompatible codes: plantation mythology and meat fiction.
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