The Instinct for Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation With Noam Chomsky

The Instinct for Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation With Noam Chomsky
  • Other Names

    The Instinct for Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation With Noam Chomsky 2018

  • Author(s)

    Jeffrey Wilson

  • Status

    Completed

  • Genres

    Graphic Novels

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Summary

In the tradition of Joe Saccos graphic journalism comes the first interview-based graphic novel treatment of Noam Chomskys political ideas and activism.
An astonishing graphic novel that brings Chomskys political analysis to bear on real peoples stories on the frontlines of Americas struggle for economic justice and human dignity. The Instinct for Cooperation innovatively balances those real-life stories of struggle with conversations the author has had with Chomsky on how best to understand them. Although the themes are wide-ranging, this book is ultimately about the importance and need for spaces of resistance in countering state and other institutional forms of violence. For example, when discussing the removal of books by police and sanitation workers from Zuccotti Park in November of 2011, Chomsky paused to say Arizona knows all about that, referring to the 2010 ban of Mexican American Studies in Tucson schools under Arizona House Bill 2281, which deemed classes that taught ethnic solidarity to be illegal. Rather than footnote the reference, Wilson tells that story. Like Joe Saccos animated political journalism, this book offers a unique perspective on current issues, while providing a major contribution to the understanding of Chomskys political theories.

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