Abstract

Despite the bande dessinée's decidedly juvenile focus and audience in the era surrounding the development of eugenicist philosophy, there nonetheless exists evidence within the early child-centred medium of engagement with, and depiction of, racial ideologies. This article presents an in-depth case study of eugenicist issues portrayed in Le Téméraire – a children's weekly illustré unique in its dissemination and espousal of the official ideals of Occupied France between 1943 and 1944. It considers how, using a combination of 'didactic' articles and adventure bandes dessinées, this unique publication repeatedly transmitted messages promoting racial hygiene and Aryan superiority to a 10- to 16-year-old readership.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 59-74
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-28
Open Access
No
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