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Woo, Benjamin: "Reconsidering Comics Journalism. Information and Experience in Joe Sacco’s Palestine." In: The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature. Critical Essays on the Form. Hrsg. v. Joyce Goggin und Dan A. Hassler-Forest. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2010, S. 166–177. 
Resource type: Book Article
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Woo2010a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Palestine", Dokumentarcomic, Journalismus, Sacco. Joe
Creators: Goggin, Hassler-Forest, Woo
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
Collection: The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature. Critical Essays on the Form
Attachments   URLs   https://www.academia.edu/422106/Reconsidering_Comics_Journalism_Information_and_Experience_in_Joe_Saccos_Palesti ...
Abstract
In this chap­ter, I exam­ine claims made con­cern­ing the “inher­ent sub­jec­tiv­ity” of comics jour­nal­ism, as prac­tised by the car­toon­ist Joe Sacco in graphic nov­els like Pales­tine and Safe Area Goražde, ver­sus the “objec­tiv­ity” of tra­di­tional jour­nal­is­tic prac­tice. I explore some of the issues raised by the non-fiction graphic novel and inter­ro­gate the con­cept of comics jour­nal­ism by appeal­ing to another model of non-fiction rep­re­sen­ta­tion: the doc­u­men­tary film. I develop an ideal-typical distinc­tion between the report­ing of infor­ma­tion and the com­mu­ni­ca­tion of experi­ence, which is ulti­mately rooted in the work of crit­i­cal the­o­rist Wal­ter Ben­jamin. I then use exam­ples from Pales­tine to sit­u­ate Sacco on the con­tin­uum between infor­ma­tion and experience.
  
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