Contexts of Violence in Comics

1st Edition

Ian Hague, Ian Horton, Nina Mickwitz

August 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138484504 - CAT# K349233
Series: Routledge Advances in Comics Studies


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This book asks the reader to consider the ways in which violence and its representations may be enabled or restricted by the contexts in which they take place. It analyzes how structures and organising principles, be they political, cultural, religious, legal or historical, might encourage, demand or prevent violence. It also deals with the issue of scale: violence in the context of war versus violence in the context of an individual murder. It provides insights into violence in comics in the context of war and peace; ethnic, religious and identity-based violence; as well as the legal and historical contexts of violence. Together with Representing Acts of Violence in Comics, it offers a nuanced examination of the ways in which violence in comics is presented in different texts, genres, cultures and contexts.

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