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Unpopular culture : transforming the European comic book in the 1990s

Author: Bart Beaty
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in book and print culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unpopular Culture addresses the transformation of the status of the comic book in Europe since 1990. Increasingly, comic book artists seek to render un-popular a traditionally degraded aspect of popular culture, transforming it through the adoption of values borrowed from the field of 'high art.' The first English-language book to explore these issues, Unpopular Culture represents a challenge to received histories  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beaty, Bart.
Unpopular culture.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)605605671
Online version:
Beaty, Bart.
Unpopular culture.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608371335
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart Beaty
ISBN: 9780802091338 0802091334 9780802094124 0802094120
OCLC Number: 70777688
Description: ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: L'Association and the '90s generation --
The shifting terrain of the comic 'book' --
The postmodern modernism of the comic book avant-garde --
From global to local and back again --
Autobiography as authenticity --
From the small press to La nouvelle bands dessinée --
The strange case of Lewis Trondheim.
Series Title: Studies in book and print culture.
Responsibility: Bart Beaty.

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In tracing the efforts of a large number of artists to disrupt the hegemony of high culture, Bart Beaty raises important questions about cultural value and its place as an important structuring  Read more...

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