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Aldama, Frederick Luis (Hg.): Graphic Indigeneity. Comics in the Americas and Australasia. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2020. (381 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781496828019
BibTeX citation key: Aldama2020a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Asia, Australia, Canada, Collection of essays, Ethnicity, Postcolonialism, USA
Creators: Aldama
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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Abstract
Cultural works by and about Indigenous identities, histories, and experiences circulate far and wide. However, not all films, animation, television shows, and comic books lead to a nuanced understanding of Indigenous realities.
Acclaimed comics scholar Frederick Luis Aldama shines light on how mainstream comics have clumsily distilled and reconstructed Indigenous identities and experiences. He and contributors emphasize how Indigenous comic artists are themselves clearing new visual-verbal narrative spaces for articulating more complex histories, cultures, experiences, and narratives of self.
To that end, Aldama brings together scholarship that explores both the representation and misrepresentation of Indigenous subjects and experiences as well as research that analyzes and highlights the extraordinary work of Indigenous comic artists. Among others, the book examines Daniel Parada’s Zotz, Puerto Rican comics Turey el Taíno and La Borinqueña, and Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection.
This volume’s wide-armed embrace of comics by and about Indigenous peoples of the Americas and Australasia is a first step to understanding how the histories of colonial and imperial domination connect the violent wounds that still haunt across continents. Aldama and contributors resound this message: Indigeneity in comics is an important, powerful force within our visual-verbal narrative arts writ large.

Table of Contents

Lee Francis IV: Nourishing Minds and Bodies with Indigenous Comics: A Foreword (ix)
Frederick Luis Aldema: Graphic Indigeneity: Terra America and Terra Australasia (xi)

I. Mainstreamed Indigeneities
Brenna Clarke Gray: “We the North”: Interrogating Indigenous Appropriation as Canadian Identity in Mainstream American Comics (5)
Chad A. Barbour: Jack Jackson, Native Representation, and Underground Comix (27)
Jack Ford and Philip Cass: “Goin’ Native!”: Depictions of the First Peoples from “Down Under” (53)
Dennin Ellis: Representations of Indigenous Australasians in Marvel Comics (75)
Kevin Patrick: The Wisdom of the Phantom: The Secret Life of Australia's Indigenous Superhero (100)

II. Decolonial Imaginaries Terra South
Arij Ouweneel: Outsmarting the Lords of Death: An Amerindian Cognitive Script in Comics (127)
Javier García Liendo: Memory in Pieces: Chola Power’s Origin Story and the Quest for Memory in Peru (144)
Jessica Rutherford: Visualizing an Alternate Mesoamerican Archive: Daniel Parada’s Comic Series Zotz in Historical Perspective (168)
Jorge Santos: Critical Impulses in Daniel Parada’s Zotz: A Case Study in Indigenous Comics (181)
Brian Montes: The Battle for Recollection: Maya Historietas as Art for Remembering War (197)
Enrique García: Turey El Taíno and La Borinqueña: Puerto Rican Nationalist and Ethnic Resistance in Puerto Rican Comics Dealing with Taíno Cultural Heritage (210)

III. Decolonial Imagineries Terra North
Jordan Clapper: Securing Stones in the Sky: Word-Drawn Recreations of Oral Trickster Tales (237)
James J. Donahue: Super Indians and the Indigenous Comics Renaissance (254)
Mike Borkent: Seeing Histories, Building Futurities: Multimodal Decolonization and Conciliation in Indigenous Comics from Canada (273)
Jeremy M. Carnes: Deep Time and Vast Place: Visualizing Land/Water Relations across Time and Space in Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (299)
Joshua T. Anderson: Deer Woman Re-Generations: Re-Activating First Beings and Re-Arming Sisterhoods of Survivance in Deer Woman: An Anthology (316)
Candida Rifkind and Jessica Fontaine: Indigeneity, Intermediality, and the Haunted Present of Will I See? (340)

Susan Bernardin: Afterlives: A Coda (361)

List of Contributors (365)
Index (371)


  
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