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MAC-MILLAN, Mary. Footnotes in Gaza (Joe Sacco): Thinking about Identification as an Ethical Possibility. Aisthesis [online]. 2021, n.69, pp.299-316. ISSN 0718-7181.

Footnotes in Gaza (2009) is a graphic novel by the artist Joe Sacco that returns to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict already discussed in Palestine is Taken Up: In the Gaza Strip (2004). This work will be devoted to the investigation of two massacres committed in 1956 in Palestinian territory: Khan Younis and Rafah. We will focus on the controversial ending of the novel, in which Sacco, through a remarkable graphic technique, forces the reader to become one of the victims of the Rafah massacre. We examine whether this technique is valid or ethically questionable. To answer this question, we will seek guidance through descriptive concepts of Dominick LaCapra and Judith Butler. This previous theoretical exercise will allow us to offer a more serene and accurate critical evaluation.

Palabras clave : Graphic novel; Joe Sacco; identification; ethical commitment; empathy.

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