Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) (Hardcover)

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By Binita Mehta (Editor), Pia Mukherji (Editor)
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This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessin e texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts.

The authors demonstrate that the fields of comic-book production and circulation in various regional histories introduce new postcolonial vocabularies, reconstitute conventional "image-functions" in established social texts and political systems, and present competing narratives of resistance and rights. In this sense, postcolonial comic cultures are of particular significance in the context of a newly global and politically recomposed landscape.

This volume introduces a timely intervention within current comic-book-area studies that remain firmly situated within the "U.S.-European and Japanese manga paradigms" and their reading publics. It will be of great interest to a wide variety of disciplines including postcolonial studies, comics-area studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780415738132
ISBN-10: 041573813X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 20th, 2015
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures