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Netter, Louis und Oliver Gruner: "Steal This History. Historiography, the Sixties and the comic." In: Rethinking History (2016).
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BibTeX citation key: Netter2016
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Keywords: Geschichtswissenschaft, Historische Themen, Metaisierung, Sachcomics
Creators: Gruner, Netter
Collection: Rethinking History
A comic book, a graphic research paper, an experiment in image and text – ‘Steal This History’ explores the 1960s (or ‘Sixties’) as it has appeared in various historical and commemorative discourses. For more than forty years, the Sixties has been discussed and debated in the U.S. public sphere. Its political and cultural legacy continues to excite conflict and disagreement. The following pages provide a multi-perspective account of the Sixties that combines allusions to historical events with personal reflection, poetic imagery, symbol and metaphor. Influenced by the ideas of Hayden White, Alun Munslow, Robert A. Rosenstone and others, we became fascinated by the potential of the image as a conduit for innovative, challenging, self-conscious histories. ‘Steal This History’ builds on these ideas and explores ways of developing a graphic philosophy of history. There is no attempt, here, to provide a comprehensive account of the Sixties, nor to cite every key event, person or movement. Rather, what follows is a partial collection of ideas. We hope readers will enjoy the piece, and that it might spark a dialogue on future directions for graphic historiography.
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