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Clementi, Federica K. "The JAP, the Yenta and the mame in Aline Kominsky Crumb’s graphic imagination." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 4.2 (2013), S. 309–331. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2012.718286
BibTeX citation key: Clementi2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Need More Love", Autobiographie, Ethnizität, Kominsky-Crumb. Aline, Satire, Stereotypen, USA
Creators: Clementi
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
This article scrutinizes some anti-Jewish stereotypes and traces their presence, together with their devastating effects, in the graphic memoir Need More Love by Aline Kominsky Crumb (2007, MQ Publications), thus questioning and problematizing the use of self-loathing humour by the ‘insider’ within a minority group. Agreeing with Sigmund Freud that laughter enlists the audience as ally with the humourist by accepting the truth of a (satirical) statement, my study shows how through Kominsky Crumb’s graphic anti-Semitic humour, readers are made complicit, through their laughter, to the crime of hatred, misogyny, oppression represented in the graphic memoir. I propose that, in virtue of its visual enactments, the graphic medium – especially when at the service of minority/ethnic imaging – has the powerful potential of turning witnessing (implicit in any autobiographical act) into ‘eye witnessing’. My work focuses on how Kominsky Crumb deploys this potential to establish and disestablish hateful stereotyping.
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