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Book Cover: The Margins Of Comics
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 27.50
ISBN: 978-0-9938286-0-7
Size: 7x10 in
Pages: 178

From Author J. Andrew Deman a look at different groups in comics. What are the consequences for an art-form when it establishes  century-long tradition of taking the low road when it comes to representations of women, racial minorities and geeks? More importantly, how can an art-form move beyond such a tradition? Comics have frequently relied upon Othering practices such as stereotype when representing minority characters. This tendency, in turn, contributes to the low cultural status of comics throughout the better part of the last century. In recent years, however, comics artists have cultivated revisioning techniques that challenge the use of Othering practices in comics. These efforts represent an important step in the push toward what is now known as the mics-as-literature movement. In essence, The Margins of Comics is a chronicle of how Othering lowered the cultural status of comics and how revisioning allowed a new generation of artists to carve a different path for an often maligned art-form.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
The Impositions of Othering.
CHAPTER ONE
The Sexual Imperative: Representations
of Gender in the Comics Form.
CHAPTER TWO
Visual Minorities: Representations
of Race in the Comics Form.
CHAPTER THREE
A Squinkie Disguise: Representations
of the Geek in the Comics Form.
CONCLUSION
The Continuity of North American Comics.
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Published: September 21, 2015
Publisher: Nuada Press
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