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What does this image communicate -- topically and/or conceptually? Does the image call to mind particular scholarly arguments?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:18pm

This image created by the artist raises several questions for me about representation. Within the incredibly rich graphic novel literature on chemical and social contamination, we have Superman, the X-men, Black Panther, and companion comics. How is this a more amenable narrative approach to get people think about NIMBY and not wanting a landfill, a homeless shelter, or a prison built in the neighborhood? What are the limits and benefits to keeping humans from the frame of the image?

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