Racializing discourses in comic books : an examination of Marvel Comics The Punisher (2014)

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dc.contributor.advisor Leroux, Darryl, 1978-
dc.creator Boyd, Jamie Travis
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-29T14:10:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-29T14:10:19Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26080
dc.description 1 online resource (73 p.) : col. ill.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 70-73).
dc.description.abstract This study examines The Punisher (2014), Issues 1 through 12. I ask what are the ways that hegemonic racialized representations are presented to readers of the comic? And how are the themes of crime and national identity represented in a way that reinforces racialized views? In my examination of the comic I have come across a number of themes.What I focus on are the ways that the comic book contributes to a racialized discourse through looking at how the characters are represented by the clothing they wear, the languages they speak, and the spaces they occupy. I also look at how war references are used when talked about marking racialized characters as foreign invaders and non-racialized characters as sentinels of justice. Continuing the discussion on the racialization of crime I contrast the stated motivations for committing crime for racialized and non-racialized characters. I discovered that overall, through my analysis The Punisher (2014) stands out as a pop culture site of racialized discourse. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title Racializing discourses in comic books : an examination of Marvel Comics The Punisher (2014) en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Arts (Honours Sociology)
thesis.degree.level Undergraduate
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology and Criminology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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