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

@article{Rsch2014HoorayHT,
  title={‘Hooray! Hooray! the End of the World has been Postponed!’ Politics of Peace in the Adventures of Tintin?},
  author={Felix R{\"o}sch},
  journal={Politics},
  year={2014},
  volume={34},
  pages={225 - 236}
}
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… Expand
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