Richardson, Chris. Batman and the Joker: Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture. Routledge Focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Comics. London, New York: Routledge, 2020.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780367409210
BibTeX citation key: Richardson2020
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Keywords: "Batman", Superhero, USA
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
This cultural analysis of visual and narrative elements within Batman comics provides an important exploration of the ways readers and creators negotiate gender, identity, and sexuality in popular culture.
Thematic chapters investigate how artists, writers, and fans engage with, challenge, and interpret gendered and sexual representations by focusing on one of the most popular and heated fictional rivalries ever inked: that of Batman and The Joker. The monograph provides critical insights into ways queer reading practices can open new forms of understanding that have generally remained implicit and unexplored in mainstream comics studies.
Table of Contents
1. Dragged into Desire: Bruce Wayne’s Woman Problem
2. Lavender Lapels and Poison Pansies: The Joker as Queer Trickster
3. With the Lights Out: The Then and There of Gotham City
List of Comics
Noch nicht erschienen / forthcoming
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