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  • The Power of Comics
    The Power of Comics (English, Paperback) Randy Duncan, Paul Levitz

    Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels ? the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture. ...

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  • Critical Approaches to Comics
    Critical Approaches to Comics (English, Paperback) Matthew J. Smith

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic...

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  • It Happens at Comic-Con
    It Happens at Comic-Con (English, Paperback) Ben Bolling

    This collection of 13 essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con international, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly 150,000 each summer.

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  • Liberty, Fraternity, Exile
    Liberty, Fraternity, Exile (English, Paperback) Matthew J. Smith

    In this moving microhistory of nineteenth-century Haiti and Jamaica, Matthew J. Smith details the intimate connections that illuminate the conjoined histories of both places after slavery. He argues that the history of the Caribbean is bound up in the shared experiences of those who crossed the straits and borders between the islands just as much as in the actions of colonial powers.

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  • Red and Black in Haiti
    Red and Black in Haiti (English, Paperback) Matthew J. Smith

    Argues that the period from 1934 until the rise of dictator Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier to the presidency in 1957 constituted modern Haiti's greatest moment of political promise. This title emphasizes the key role that radical groups, particularly Marxists and black nationalists, played in shaping contemporary Haitian history.

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  • Critical Approaches to Comics
    Critical Approaches to Comics (English, Hardback) Matthew J. Smith

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic...

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  • Online Communication
    Online Communication (English, Paperback) Andrew F. Wood, Matthew J. Smith

    Organized into three general sections, this work introduces both the technologies of the Internet Age and their social implications, considers the issues of online identity, taking into account how people construct presentations of self within a social environment, and addresses issues of how the Internet has affected our culture.

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  • Icons of the American Comic Book [2 volumes]
    Icons of the American Comic Book [2 volumes] (English, Hardback) Randy Duncan

    This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books-and the creators of these icons of our culture-reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character.

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  • The Power of Comics
    The Power of Comics (English, Paperback) Randy Duncan, Matthew J. Smith

    Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.

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    The Power of Comics (English, Hardback) Randy Duncan, Paul Levitz

    Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels ? the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture. ...

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