‘Hooray! Hooray! The End of the World has been Postponed!’ Politics of Peace in the Adventures of Tintin?

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    Abstract

    Tintin is a cultural icon whose popularity has led to critical assessments accusing the comic of perpetuating orientalist and racist images. This article presents a different reading of Tintin by asking a more fundamental question: what understanding of the political is manifested in Tintin's Adventures? I argue that Tintin creates a political sphere that fosters an image of peace which does not eradicate conflicts, but facilitates them. Bildung, spatio-temporal conditionality of knowledge, spheres of elasticity, and power ensure that they do not turn into violence. All these are characteristics of the comic and create a powerful visualisation of the human condition of politics. Publisher statement: "‘This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Rösch, F. (2014) ‘Hooray! Hooray! The End of the World has been Postponed!’ Politics of Peace in the Adventures of Tintin?. Politics, volume 34 (3): 225-236, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9256.12024. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-236
    JournalPolitics
    Volume34
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

    Bibliographical note

    "‘This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Rösch, F. (2014) ‘Hooray! Hooray! The End of the World has been Postponed!’ Politics of Peace in the Adventures of Tintin?. Politics, volume 34 (3): 225-236, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9256.12024. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).

    Keywords

    • International relations theory
    • Peace
    • The political
    • Tintin

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