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Pursall, Dona and Eva Van de Wiele, eds. Sugar, Spice, and the Not So Nice: Comics picturing girlhood. Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels. Leuven: Leuven Univ. Press, 2023. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.11116/9789461664976
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9789462703612
BibTeX citation key: Pursall2023
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Categories: General
Keywords: Children’s and young adults’ comics, Collection of essays, Gender
Creators: Pursall, Van de Wiele
Publisher: Leuven Univ. Press (Leuven)
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Sugar, Spice, and the Not So Nice offers an innovative, wide-ranging and geographically diverse book-length treatment of girlhood in comics. The various contributing authors and artists provide novel insights into established themes within comics studies, children’s comics, graphic medicine and comics by and about refugees and marginalised ethnic or cultural groups. The book enriches traditional historical, narratological and aesthetic approaches to studying girlhood in comics with practice-based research, discussion and conversation. This re-examination of girls, gender and identity in comics connects with contemporary discourse on gender identity politics. Through examples from both within Europe, the anglophone world and beyond, and including visual essays alongside critical theory, the volume furthermore engages with new developments in contemporary comics scholarship. It will therefore appeal to students and scholars of childhood studies, comics scholars and creators, and those interested in addressing gender identity through the prism of comics.
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