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The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early comics stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Goražde (2000), to Footnotes in Gaza (2009) and his most recent book The Great War (2013), a graphic history of World War I.

First in the new series, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, this edited volume explores Sacco’s comics journalism, and features established and emerging scholars from comics studies, cultural studies, geography, literary studies, political science, and communication studies. Sacco’s work has already found a place in some of the foundational scholarship in comics studies, and this book solidifies his role as one of the most important comics artists today.

Sections focus on how Sacco’s comics journalism critiques and employs the “standard of objectivity” in mainstream reporting, what aesthetic principles and approaches to lived experience can be found in his comics, how Sacco employs the space of the comics page to map history and war, and the ways that his comics function in the classroom and as human rights activism. The Comics of Joe Sacco offers definitive, exciting approaches to some of the most important—and necessary—comics today, by one of the most acclaimed journalist-artists of our time.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: Drawing Conflicts
  2. Daniel Worden
  3. pp. 3-18
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  1. Section I. The Form of Comics Journalism
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. 1. Time under Siege
  2. Jared Gardner
  3. pp. 21-38
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  1. 2. Inside and Outside the Frame: Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde
  2. Lan Dong
  3. pp. 39-53
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  1. 3. Drawing on the Facts: Comics Journalism and the Critique of Objectivity
  2. Isabel Macdonald
  3. pp. 54-66
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  1. 4. Views from Nowhere: Journalistic Detachment in Palestine
  2. Marc Singer
  3. pp. 67-82
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  1. Section II. Space and Maps
  2. pp. 83-84
  1. 5. Mapping Bosnia: Cartographic Representation in Joe Sacco’s Graphic Narratives
  2. Edward C. Holland
  3. pp. 85-100
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  1. 6. A Thousand Plateaus: Mining Entropy in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
  2. Georgiana Banita
  3. pp. 101-122
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  1. 7. The Politics of Space in Joe Sacco’s Representations of the Appalachian Coalfields
  2. Richard Todd Stafford
  3. pp. 123-138
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  1. Section III: The Politics and Aesthetics of Joe Sacco’s Comics
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. 8. Little Things Mean a Lot: The Everyday Material of Palestine
  2. Ann D’Orazio
  3. pp. 141-157
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  1. 9. John’s Story: Joe Sacco’s Depiction of “Bare Life”
  2. Øyvind Vågnes
  3. pp. 158-167
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  1. 10. Sacco with Badiou: On the Political Ontology of Comics
  2. Alexander Dunst
  3. pp. 168-183
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  1. 11. Joe Sacco’s Comics of Performance
  2. Rebecca Scherr
  3. pp. 184-200
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  1. Section IV: Drawing History, Visualizing World Politics
  2. pp. 201-202
  1. 12. Overtaken by Further Developments: The Form of History in Footnotes in Gaza
  2. Ben Owen
  3. pp. 203-221
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  1. 13. Graphic Representations of Language, Translation, and Culture in Joe Sacco’s Comics Journalism
  2. Brigid Maher
  3. pp. 222-238
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  1. 14. What Washes Up onto the Shore: Contamination and Containment in “The Unwanted”
  2. Maureen Shay
  3. pp. 239-255
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  1. 15. Teaching World Politics with Joe Sacco: Safe Area Goražde in the Classroom
  2. Kevin C. Dunn
  3. pp. 256-272
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  1. Appendix: Joe Sacco’s Primary Works
  2. pp. 273-274
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 275-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-285
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781496802262
Related ISBN
9781496802217
MARC Record
OCLC
898750358
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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