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Jennifer Howell

In recent years, more attention has been paid to the cultural contributions of the Vietnamese diaspora as its representatives become better integrated in French and American society. To continue shedding light on this community, the present article explores the efforts of a French cartoonist of Vietnamese heritage, Clément Baloup, who uses postmemorial narrative in comics to transcribe and transmit the varied experiences of the overseas Vietnamese of the '1.5 generation'. While challenging current understandings of transnationalism, hybridisation and patterns of acculturation, this article demonstrates the value of studying the cultural signifier highlighted in Baloup's creations – ethnic foodways, which are sometimes deemed insignificant on account of their associated biological functions. I argue that foodways are symbolically important because they determine insider/outsider status with respect to the group, they facilitate interpersonal communication and the act of testifying and their significance is constantly evolving to reflect new sociopolitical contexts and environments.

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Mark McKinney, Jennifer Howell, Ross William Smith, and David Miranda Barreiro

David Kunzle, Cham: The Best Comic Strips and Graphic Novelettes, 1839–1862 (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2019). 566 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4968-1618-4 ($90)

Tatiana Prorokova and Nimrod Tal, eds, Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2018). 237 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8135-9095-0 ($29.95)

Stephen E. Tabachnick, ed., The Cambridge Companion to The Graphic Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1-107-51971-8 (£21.99)

Louie Dean Valencia-García, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). 248 pp. ISBN: 978-1-350-03847-9 ($114)

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Linda Howell, Ryan Bell, Laura Helen Marks, Jennifer L. Lieberman, and Joseph Christopher Schaub