undergraduate thesis
Representation of black comic book superheroes

Matej Mandek (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
Metadata
TitleRepresentation of black comic book superheroes
AuthorMatej Mandek
Mentor(s)Mario Vrbančić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Analysing popular culture can be presumed to be a trivial task, but under the surface, when all the aspects are considered, the topic reveals to be fairly complicated. This work will focus on the study of representation in relation to race, power and stereotyping that was primarily researched by Stuart Hall. It will be carried out on the basis of the two black comic book superheroes that appeared in the early stages of comic, The Black Panther and Brother Voodoo. The lenses through which those characters will be observed through will include the influence of representation on forming meaning, and how power relations governed the way in which West viewed the rest of the world.
Parallel title (Croatian)Prikaz crnih superheroja u stripu
Committee MembersSenka Božić-Vrbančić (committee chairperson)
Mario Vrbančić (committee member)
Zlako Bukač (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-29
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Analiza popularne kulture može se činiti kao jednostavan zadatak na prvi pogled, ali ispod površine krije se stvarna težina tog zadatka jer se popularna kultura ne može sagledati iz samo jedne perspektive. U središte ovog rada biti će stavljen prikaz superheroja u odnosu na rasu, moć i stereotipiziranje, što je istraživao Stuart Hall. To će biti prikazano kroz analizu dva crna superheroja koji su se pojavili u ranim fazama stripa, The Black Panthera i Brother Voodooa. Stajališta s kojih će se sagledati ovi likovi uključuju utjecaj prikaza na stvaranje značenja te kako su odnosi moći određivali pogled Zapada na ostatak svijeta.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)popular culture black superheroes representation stereotype racism orientalism popularna kultura crni superheroji prikaz stereotip rasizam orijentalizam
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:473268
CommitterMarta Unković