Rösch, Felix: "‘Hooray! Hooray! The End of the World has been Postponed!’. Politics of Peace in the Adventures of Tintin?" In: politics (2013).
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BibTeX citation key: Rsch2013a
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Keywords: "Tintin", Belgium, Hergé, Politics, Remi. Georges
Tintin is a cultural icon whose popularity has led to critical assessments accusing the comic of perpetuating orientalist and racist images. This article presents a different reading of Tintin by asking a more fundamental question: what understanding of the political is manifested in Tintin’s Adventures? I argue that Tintin creates a political sphere that fosters an image of peace which does not eradicate conflicts, but facilitates them. Bildung, spatio-temporal conditionality of knowledge, spheres of elasticity, and power ensure that they do not turn into violence. All these are characteristics of the comic and create a powerful visualisation of the human condition of politics.
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