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Deman, J. Andrew: The Margins of Comics. The Construction of Woman, Minorities and the Geek in Graphic Narrative. Toronto: Nuada, 2015. (178 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Deman2015
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Categories: General
Keywords: Ethnizität, Gender
Creators: Deman
Publisher: Nuada (Toronto)
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Abstract
From Author J. Andrew Deman a look at different groups in comics. What are the consequences for an art-form when it establishes century-long tradition of taking the low road when it comes to representations of women, racial minorities and geeks? More importantly, how can an art-form move beyond such a tradition? Comics have frequently relied upon Othering practices such as stereotype when representing minority characters. This tendency, in turn, contributes to the low cultural status of comics throughout the better part of the last century. In recent years, however, comics artists have cultivated revisioning techniques that challenge the use of Othering practices in comics. These efforts represent an important step in the push toward what is now known as the comics-as-literature movement. In essence, The Margins of Comicsis a chronicle of how Othering lowered the cultural status of comics and how revisioning allowed a new generation of artists to carve a different path for an often maligned art-form.

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Introduction: The Impositions of Othering

1. The Sexual Imperative: Representations of Gender in the Comics Form
2. Visual Minorities: Representations of Race in the Comics Form
3. A Squinkie Disguise: Representations of the Geek in the Comics Form

Conclusion: The Continuity of North American Comics

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