Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other Threats to the Nation: A Political History of Comic Books in Mexico
Mega Sale! Save 22% on the Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other Threats to the Nation: A Political History of Comic Books in Mexico by Brand: Duke University Press Books at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. In Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other Threats to the Nation, Anne Rubenstein examines how comic books—which were overwhelmingly popular but
Since their first appearance in 1934, comic books enjoyed wide readership, often serving as a practical guide to life in booming new cities. Conservative protest against the so-called immorality of these publications, of mass media generally, and of Mexican modernity itself, however, led the Mexican government to establish a censorship office that, while having little impact on the content of comic books, succeeded in directing conservative ire away from government policies and toward the Mexican media. Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other Threats to the Nation examines the complex dynamics of the politics of censorship occasioned by Mexican comic books, including the conservative political campaigns against them, government and industrial responses to such campaigns, and the publishers’ championing of Mexican nationalism and their efforts to preserve their publishing empires through informal influence over government policies. Rubenstein’s analysis suggests a new Mexican history after the revolution, one in which negotiation over cultural questions replaced open conflict and mass-media narrative helped ensure political stability.
This book will engage readers with an interest in Mexican history, Latin American studies, cultural studies, and popular culture.
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|Item Weight:||1.14 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.87 x 8.84 x 8.84 inches|
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|Package Size:||6.34 x 0.87 x 0.87 inches|