Ilan Stavans's Latino USA: A Cartoon History (of a Cosmopolitan Intellectual)

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dc.contributor.author Allatson, PV
dc.contributor.editor L'Hoeste, HF
dc.contributor.editor Poblete, J
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:41:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Redrawing the Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics, 2009, 1st, pp. 227 - 250
dc.identifier.isbn 9780230613126
dc.identifier.other B2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8188
dc.description.abstract Launched with considerable media coverage in 2000, nan Stavans's Latino USA: A Cartoon History, with illustrations by comic-artist Lalo Alcaraz, aimed to render accessible the history of the United States' heterogeneous Latino sectors.' In the Foreword, Stavans justifies the book's comic format by distancing it from Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart's Para leer al Pato Donald, which in English translation became How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic? That 1971 study targeted the Disney comic as paradigmatic of U.S. cultural imperialism, a mass-cultural form capable of corrupting Third World youth with nefarious "American" capitalist and bourgeois individualist values. Stavans dismisses this argument as simplistic, tired, and tied to a bygone era ofleft-right Latin American antagonisms. Rather, Stavans insists, the worldwide popularity of the comic medium confirms that "Our global culture is not about exclusion and isolation, but about cosmopolitanism, which, etymologically derives from the Greek terms cosmos and polis, a planetary city" (xi). This appeal to an all-inclusive cosmopolitanism underwrites Stavans's desire for his cartoon history "to represent Hispanic civilization as a fiesta of types, archetypes, and stereotypes," and thus to avoid "an official, impartial tone, embracing instead the rhythms of carnival" (xv).
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.title Ilan Stavans's Latino USA: A Cartoon History (of a Cosmopolitan Intellectual)
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Redrawing the Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA
dc.publocation New York, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 227 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 250 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 000698
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1st en_US
dc.edition 1st
dc.edition 1st
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Latino Comic; Latin American Comic; Popular Culture; Latinos en_US
dc.description.keywords Latino Comic
dc.description.keywords Latin American Comic
dc.description.keywords Popular Culture
dc.description.keywords Latinos
dc.description.keywords Latino Comic
dc.description.keywords Latin American Comic
dc.description.keywords Popular Culture
dc.description.keywords Latinos
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10


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