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Yockey, Matt: "Ti-Girl Power. American Utopianism in the Queer Superhero Text." In: European Journal of American Studies 10.2 (2015), <http://ejas.revues.org/11014> (3. Sept. 2015) 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.4000/ejas.11014
BibTeX citation key: Yockey2015
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Keywords: "Love and Rockets", Alternative Comics, Ethnicity, Gender, Hernandez. Jaime, Superhero, USA, Utopia
Creators: Yockey
Collection: European Journal of American Studies
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Attachments   URLs   http://ejas.revues.org/11014
Abstract
This paper examines the ways in which artist-writer Jaime Hernandez engages with issues of national belonging in terms of ethnicity and gender in his 2012 superhero graphic novel God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls. By presenting the adventures of a group of multi-racial female superheroes, Hernandez productively exploits the inherent social marginality of the superhero, conflating it with a comparable marginality of non-whites and women in American society. By doing so, he rearticulates that marginality as an actualization of the promise of pluralistic utopianism inherent in American society. As a Chicano and fan of Silver Age superhero comic books himself, Henandez also realizes this ethos for himself in the very creation of this work.
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