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Pewewardy, Cornel: "From Subhuman to Superhuman. Images of First Nations Peoples in Comic Books." In: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education 2.2 (2002), S. 1–9. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3138/sim.2.2.004
BibTeX citation key: Pewewardy2002
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didaktik und Pädagogik, Ethnizität, Superheld
Creators: Pewewardy
Collection: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education
Abstract
This article chronicles the ways in which First Nations peoples are portrayed in comic books in the United States. Rendered first as subhuman and then as superhuman, First Nations peoples were consistently presented as different in comics. The superhuman characteristics that are occasionally attributed to First Nations representatives in 20th century media are, ideologically, not much different from the subhuman characteristics attributed to First Nations representatives in the 19th century. Both superhuman and subhuman portrayals serve to exclude, isolate, and deframe First Nations peoples from a common humanity. A critical analysis of this phenomenon can provide students with powerful insights into the challenges that educators face as critical multicultural educators and points the way to creating oppositional pedagogies.
  
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