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The Comics of Joe SaccoJournalism in a Visual World$
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Daniel Worden

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781496802217

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.001.0001

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John’s Story: Joe Sacco’s Depiction of “Bare Life”

John’s Story: Joe Sacco’s Depiction of “Bare Life”

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(p.158) 9. John’s Story: Joe Sacco’s Depiction of “Bare Life”
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The Comics of Joe Sacco
Author(s):

Øyvind Vågnes

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0010

ØyvindVågnes’s essay is the first in the book to focus on Sacco’s story “The Unwanted,” and Vâgnes demonstrates how one of Sacco’s central devices--the portrait of an interview subject--functions as a means to represent the harms of “bare life” and to imagine an ethics of hospitality.

Keywords:   Joe Sacco, The Unwanted, Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, Bare Life, Hospitality

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