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- DescriptionThis pioneering study presents an overview of the Mexican comic book industry, together with in-depth studies of the best selling Mexican comic books of the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the popular superhero, adventure, humor, romance, political, detective, and Western comic books are described and analyzed in detail, and then discussed in terms of how they reflect both Mexican and United States cultures. The study concludes with a critical discussion of the media imperialism hypothesis' applicability to the Mexican comic book. The comic book is Mexico's most popular print medium, read by all ages and socio-ecomic groups. Many may be surprised to learn that, in Mexico, Mexican comic books far outsell U.S. comic books in Spanish translation. The Mexican comic book is t a clone of its U.S. model, but rather a hybrid product that mixes U.S. forms and conventions with Mexican content. This work is a major contribution to the understanding of contemporary Mexican culture.
- Author BiographyHAROLD E. HINDS, JR. is Professor of History and Director of Latin American Studies, Division of Social Sciences, at the University of Minnesota-Morris. CHARLES M. TATUM is Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
- Author(s)Charles M. Tatum,Harold E. Hinds
- Date of Publication22/07/1992
- SubjectCartoons & Comic Strips
- Series TitleContributions to the Study of Popular Culture
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight604 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
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