Redrawing The Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics by H. L'hoesteRedrawing The Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics by H. L'hoeste

Redrawing The Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics

EditorH. L'hoeste, J. Poblete

Paperback | November 12, 2009

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This volume discusses the role of comics in the formation of a modern sense of nationhood in Latin America and the rise of a collective Latino identity in the USA. It is one of the first attempts - in English and from a cultural studies perspective - to cover Latin/o American comics with a fully continental scope. Specific cases include cultural powerhouses like Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, as well as the production of lesser-known industries, like Chile, Cuba, and Peru.
Juan Poblete is Associate Professor of Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste is Associate Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
Title:Redrawing The Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American ComicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:November 12, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230613128

ISBN - 13:9780230613126

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Table of Contents

Mônica Power; Comics, Society, Brazil - Eva Paulino Bueno and Terry Caesar * Condorito, Chilean Popular Culture, and The Work of Mediation - Juan Poblete * Race and Gender in The Adventures of Kalimán, el Hombre Increíble - Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste * Cuban Cartoonists: Masters of Coping - John A. Lent * Argentina's Montoneros:  Comics, Cartoons, and Images as Political Propaganda in The Underground Guerrilla Press of The 1970s - Fernando Reati * Memín Pinguín: Líos Gordos con los Gringos - Robert McKee Irwin * Acevedo and His Predecessors - Carla Sagástegui * Brazilian Comics: Origin, Development, and Future Trends - Waldomiro Vergueiro * Pavane for A Deceased Comic: Decadence, Illusions, and Demise of an Exuberant Narrative - Armando Barta * The Fierro Years: An Exercise in Melancholy - Pablo de Santis * Mexican Comics: A Bastion of Imperfection - Ricardo Peláez * Ilan Stavans's Latino USA: A Cartoon History (of A Cosmopolitan Intellectual) - Paul Allatson * The Bros. Hernandez: A Latin Presence in Alternative U.S. Comics - Ana Merino

Editorial Reviews

"This book sets the context and the basis for arguing the ways in which comics, graphic novels, and cartoons mediate (positively, negatively and in between) the development of the state and the formulation of a coherent national culture. It will allow students to learn about Spanish-language comics and graphic novels in Latin America and the US, but without needing to be fluent Spanish speakers. The volume is significant since there are no other books like it, especially in English." - Dr. Mari Castañeda, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst"There is now little doubt that popular culture genres such as the comic book merit serious critical analysis. Far from just a production of insignificant mass consumption, the comic book is a site of important information, ideologemes, and interpretations of the stress lines of the diverse national consciousness and imaginaries of Latin America. Redrawing the Nation is a superb inventory of critical essays and a superb entry in the sort of analytical bibliography this genre now compels." - David William Foster, Regents' Professor of Spanish and Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University