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Reingold, Matt: Gender and Sexuality in Israeli Graphic Novels. (Routledge Focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Comics.) New York & London: Routledge, 2022. (103 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
DOI: 10.4324/9781003150435
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780367713515
BibTeX citation key: Reingold2022
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Categories: General
Keywords: Gender, Israel
Creators: Reingold
Publisher: Routledge (New York & London)
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Abstract
This book explores how Israeli graphic novelists present depictions of masculinity and femininity that differ from conventional portrayals of gender in Israeli society, rejecting the ways that hypermasculinity and docile femininity have come to be associated with men and women. The book is the first to explore Israeli graphic novels through the lens of gender. It argues that breaking down existing gender delineations with regards to masculinity and femininity is a core feature of the Israeli graphic novel and comics tradition and that through their works, the authors and artists use their platforms to present a freer and looser conceptualization of gender for Israeli society. Undertaking close readings of Israeli graphic novels that have been published in English and/or Hebrew in the last 20 years, the book’s texts include Rutu Modan’s Exit Wounds and The Property, Ari Folman and David Polonsky’s Waltz with Bashir, Galit and Gilad Seliktar’s Farm 54, and Asaf Hanuka’s “The Realist”.

Table of Contents

List of figures (viii)
Acknowledgments (x)

Introduction (1)
1. Complex masculinities and the not-so-macho man in Israeli graphic novels (19)
2. Outspoken and adventurous women in Israeli graphic novels (44)
3. Gender, minorities, and the Hebrew graphic novel (65)
Conclusion (88)

Bibliography (92)
Index (100)


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