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Bad language, naked ladies, and other threats to the nation : a political history of comic books in Mexico

Author: Anne Rubenstein
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1998.
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Studying the relationship of the Mexican state to its civil society from the 1930s to the 1970s, through comic books and their producers, readers, and censors, this book shows how these tales of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rubenstein, Anne.
Bad language, naked ladies, and other threats to the nation.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)657174397
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Rubenstein
ISBN: 0822321084 9780822321088 0822321416 9780822321415
OCLC Number: 39085296
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch 1. The Creation of Mexican Comic Books, 1934-1952 --
Ch 2. Home-Loving and without Vices : "Modernity," "Tradition," and the Comic Book Audience --
Ch 3. The Uses of Tradition : Conservative Opposition to Comic Books --
Ch 4. The Uses of Failure : La Comision Calificadora, 1944-1976 --
Ch 5. Comic Books Respond to Their Critics, 1944-1976 --
Conclusion: The Lessons of Cultural Conservatism.
Responsibility: Anne Rubenstein.

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