COMIC-ECON: USING AMAR CHITRA KATHA COMICS TO TEACH ECONOMICS

Authors

  • Feler Bose
  • Brian Baugus

Keywords:

Amar Chitra Katha, comic books, cross-cultural

Abstract

Students are exposed to a variety of sources of information and entertainment during their formative years. While this has certain downsides to academic pursuits, it also presents opportunities since students are interacting with ideas and concepts in different settings. One of those settings is the comic book and the closely related graphic novel. Comic books are actually an older entertainment source but seem to have an enduring appeal and even occasional re-births as some get adapted into movies and video games. These relatively short, colorful, entertaining magazines have been popular for decades in many cultures,and some characters are very well known and, as a result, present an educational opportunity. Using comics to teach several different topics in economicsexpands the toolbox for the instructor to use either in schools or undergraduate classes.

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Published

2020-06-19