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Superman's role in romanticizing commercialism; sexual violence in Japanese manga comics; Wonder Woman as Americanized immigrant; reader's reactions to the gay superhero Northstar; Dilbert as a workplace revolutionary; the Punisher's invasion of Vietnam - these are a few of the issues that Comics & Ideology addresses. Focusing on the intersection of social power and comic Superman's role in romanticizing commercialism; sexual violence in Japanese manga comics; Wonder Woman as Americanized immigrant; reader's reactions to the gay superhero Northstar; Dilbert as a workplace revolutionary; the Punisher's invasion of Vietnam - these are a few of the issues that Comics & Ideology addresses. Focusing on the intersection of social power and comic art, essays in this book explore how images and narratives in comic books and comic strips may portray social groups and social issues. As a scholarly examination of a form known as �the funnies� or �funny books, � this book argues that the themes and characterizations in comic art are often quite serious. Essays take diverse theoretical perspectives such as cultural studies, political economy, feminist criticism, queer studies, and mythic analysis, all focusing on the relationship of comics to issues of social division.


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Superman's role in romanticizing commercialism; sexual violence in Japanese manga comics; Wonder Woman as Americanized immigrant; reader's reactions to the gay superhero Northstar; Dilbert as a workplace revolutionary; the Punisher's invasion of Vietnam - these are a few of the issues that Comics & Ideology addresses. Focusing on the intersection of social power and comic Superman's role in romanticizing commercialism; sexual violence in Japanese manga comics; Wonder Woman as Americanized immigrant; reader's reactions to the gay superhero Northstar; Dilbert as a workplace revolutionary; the Punisher's invasion of Vietnam - these are a few of the issues that Comics & Ideology addresses. Focusing on the intersection of social power and comic art, essays in this book explore how images and narratives in comic books and comic strips may portray social groups and social issues. As a scholarly examination of a form known as �the funnies� or �funny books, � this book argues that the themes and characterizations in comic art are often quite serious. Essays take diverse theoretical perspectives such as cultural studies, political economy, feminist criticism, queer studies, and mythic analysis, all focusing on the relationship of comics to issues of social division.

41 review for Comics and Ideology

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alaine

    Used an article for my final paper in comic book lit. I got an A. It served its purpose.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Christian Lipski

    A series of essays on various aspects of comics, from Dilbert to manga, and how they reflect/are affected by ideology. Some good insight into women's issues, as well as those of the GLBT community. There's a piece on how accurately the series "The 'Nam" reflected the war it described, which was interesting. A series of essays on various aspects of comics, from Dilbert to manga, and how they reflect/are affected by ideology. Some good insight into women's issues, as well as those of the GLBT community. There's a piece on how accurately the series "The 'Nam" reflected the war it described, which was interesting.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Borup

    Some essays were better than others, obviously, but most of them were a bit simple. I would have seen a lot of the more survey-type essays look at things from a analytical perspective.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heather Clitheroe

    Worth it for the introduction, but there seems to be a lack of direction with the collected articles.

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    Yanathorn Jiararattanakul

    comic around the world

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