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How Canadians Communicate III

Contexts of Canadian Popular Culture

Athabasca University Press

The contributors to this third volume of How Canadians Communicate focus on the question “what does Canadian popular culture have to say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity?” and show how popular culture is negotiated across the different terrains where a sense of national identity is built.

  • Publication year: 2009
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Comics Studies

A Guidebook

Rutgers University Press

A concise introduction to one of today’s fastest-growing, most exciting fields, Comics Studies: A Guidebook outlines core research questions and introduces comics’ history, form, genres, audiences, and industries. Authored by a diverse roster of leading scholars, this Guidebook offers a perfect entryway to the world of comics scholarship.

  • Publication year: 2020
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Twelve-Cent Archie

New edition with full color illustrations

Rutgers University Press

For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America’s most iconic teenagers. Yet they have been relatively ignored by scholars—until now. Twelve-Cent Archie is both the first academic study of these comics and an innovative creative work in its own right. In a hundred short chapters, renowned comics scholar Bart Beaty takes us on a witty, eclectic tour of the Archie universe, addressing everything from the history of the American teenager to the mystery of Jughead’s hat.

  • Publication year: 2017
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