Manga meets Science : Going beyond the Education-Entertainment Divide

  • In Japan, most contemporary readers expect comics, or manga, to be entertaining fiction ('story manga'), magazine-based, and targeted at age- and gender-specific demographics. These narratives eventually reappear in bound book editions ('tankōbon'), after they have proven to be popular to an extent that would warrant print runs of more than 5,000 copies. Due to the central role of magazines as first site of publication since the 1960s, genre specificity has been essential – for editors, readers, and artists alike. While manga's traditional genres have been gender- and age-specific, thematic genres such as SF, horror and comedy, or recently also blog-like essay manga, come to the fore whenever the otherwise prevalent categories forfeit efficacy. But there is one genre which does not comply with these categories, i.e. gakushū manga, educational or instructional comics.

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Author:Jaqueline Berndt
Parent Title (English):Science meets comics : proceedings of the Symposium on Communicating and Designing the Future of Food in the Antropocene
Publisher:Ch.A. Bachmann Verlag
Place of publication:Berlin
Editor:Reinhold Leinfelder, Alexandra Hamann, Jens Kirstein, Marc Schleunitz
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2017/04/04
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/06/29
GND Keyword:Manga; Bildung; Wissenschaft; Comicroman
Page Number:20
First Page:40
Last Page:59
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 74 Zeichnung, angewandte Kunst / 741.5 Comics, Cartoons, Karikaturen
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag
BDSL-Klassifikation:04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte / BDSL-Klassifikation: 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.02.00 Studien
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht