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“I Am Michi!” : Identity Politics in Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis

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dc.contributor.advisor McGrane, Laura Bryant, Emi 2007-02-28T20:25:00Z 2007-02-28T20:25:00Z 2006
dc.description.abstract Although Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis is primarily concerned with questions of science, the text subtly questions the politics of identity through the liminality of the artificially created Michi. As an artificial being, Michi is neither male nor female, neither human nor robot. This thesis examines how Michi's identity is shaped and determined by the perceptions of the citizens of Metropolis, both human and robot, as well as by the critical reader, to see if Michi has a place in Metropolitan society and what it means for both the citizens and for Michi.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Tezuka, Osamu, 1928-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
dc.subject.lcsh Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Tezuka, Osamu, 1928-1989. Metropolis
dc.subject.lcsh Cartoon characters -- Japan
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) -- Political aspects
dc.title “I Am Michi!” : Identity Politics in Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access

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