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

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Show simple item record Allatson, Paul en_US
dc.contributor.editor Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste and Juan Poblete en_US 2010-05-28T09:41:26Z 2010-05-28T09:41:26Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008007965 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Allatson Paul 2009, 'Ilan Stavans's Latino USA: A Cartoon History (of a Cosmopolitan Intellectual)', Redrawing the Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9780230613126 en_US
dc.identifier.other B2 en_US
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). en_US
dc.language Dutch en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
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dc.title Ilan Stavans's Latino USA: A Cartoon History (of a Cosmopolitan Intellectual) en_US
dc.parent Redrawing the Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 227 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 250 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 000698 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1st en_US
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dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Latino Comic; Latin American Comic; Popular Culture; Latinos en_US
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