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The Greatest Comic Book of All Time

Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books

  • Bart Beaty
  • Benjamin Woo

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 17-26
  4. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 27-41
  5. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 43-52
  6. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 53-64
  7. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 65-72
  8. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 73-84
  9. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 85-95
  10. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 97-107
  11. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 109-119
  12. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 121-131
  13. Bart Beaty, Benjamin Woo
    Pages 133-142
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 143-156

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a series of short, provocative essays about value and reputation in the world of American comic books. Inspired by Pierre Bourdieu’s analyses of fields of cultural production, The Greatest Comic Book of All Time explores why works have the reputations that they do and what it might take to re-structure the comics world along different principles.                                                                                                                          

Keywords

Comics Comic books Graphic novels Graphic Narrative Bourdieu Symbolic Capital Canonization

Authors and affiliations

  • Bart Beaty
    • 1
  • Benjamin Woo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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