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Davis-McElligatt, Joanna: "Confronting the Intersections of Race, Immigration, and Representation in Chris Ware’s Comics." In: David M. Ball und Martha B. Kuhlman (Hrsg.): The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2010, S. 135–145.
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Keywords: "Jimmy Corrigan", Ethnizität, Historische Themen, Repräsentation, USA, Ware. Chris
Creators: Ball, Davis-McElligatt, Kuhlman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking
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This chapter explores how Chris Ware’s comics, particularly the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, engage questions of caricature and racism in American history in general and in comics history in particular. It looks at Jimmy Corrigan as an incisive critique of the myths of American national identity and highlights the historical and familial connections between European immigrants and black slaves. The chapter argues that the graphic novel is a counter-narrative to traditional and often inaccurate histories of immigration in America.