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Graphic Novels as Philosophy$
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Jeff McLaughlin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496813275

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.001.0001

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Entangled Memories and Received Histories: Reading Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

Entangled Memories and Received Histories: Reading Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

(p.172) Entangled Memories and Received Histories: Reading Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza
Graphic Novels as Philosophy

David J. Leichter

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter analyzes how Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza highlights the stakes of the politics of remembering and forgetting by investigating what happened in Gaza in November 1956 and discerning its relevance in the midst of an ongoing conflict and occupation. In this work, Sacco examines the interrelationship between memory and identity in situations of ongoing injustice by focusing on ways that memory is blocked, distorted, and prevented, on the one hand, and, on the other, how remembering can occur as a shared experience with one's contemporaries. This work of graphic journalism, then, shows why the history of injustice matters, and shows that in order to address the current situation between Palestinians and Israelis, there needs to be confrontation with a legacy of injustice.

Keywords:   Joe Sacco, Footnotes in Gaza, remembering, forgetting, conflict, occupation, memory, identity, graphic journalism, injustice

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