Mafalda : a social and political history of Latin America's global comic / Isabella Cosse ; translated by Laura Pérez Carrara.

By: Cosse, Isabella [author.]Contributor(s): Pérez Carrara, Laura [translator.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Spanish Series: JSTOR eBooksLatin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2019Description: 1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781478005131; 1478005130; 9781478006381; 1478006382Uniform titles: Mafalda. English Subject(s): Quino. Mafalda | Mafalda (Quino) | Mafalda (Fictitious character : Quino) | Literature and society -- Argentina | Literature and society | Mafalda (Fictitious character : Quino) | Argentina | HISTORY / Latin America / South AmericaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mafalda.DDC classification: 741.5/6982 LOC classification: PN6790.A74 | M32313 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Marks of origin: middle class, modernization, and authoritarianism -- Controversial Mafalda: from radicalization to state terrorism (1968-1976) -- Global Mafalda: circulation, appropriations, and resignifications -- An antiestablishment voice in turbulent times -- Mafalda, the myth.
Summary: In Mafalda: A Social and Political History of Latin America's Global Comic Isabella Cosse examines the history, political commentary, and influence of the world-famous comic character Mafalda from her Argentine origins in 1964 to her global reach in the 1990s.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Marks of origin: middle class, modernization, and authoritarianism -- Controversial Mafalda: from radicalization to state terrorism (1968-1976) -- Global Mafalda: circulation, appropriations, and resignifications -- An antiestablishment voice in turbulent times -- Mafalda, the myth.

In Mafalda: A Social and Political History of Latin America's Global Comic Isabella Cosse examines the history, political commentary, and influence of the world-famous comic character Mafalda from her Argentine origins in 1964 to her global reach in the 1990s.

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Mafalda is the precocious four-year-old protagonist of an eponymous comic strip by Argentine cartoonist Quino (Joaquin Salvador Lavado). Though the strip lasted only nine years (1964--73), book collections and films have kept the rebellious Mafalda alive. Today she is as iconic in Argentina (and beyond) as Evita, Carlos Gardel, and Diego Maradona. In this important sociopolitical/cultural study (first published in Spanish in 2014, here smoothly translated by Pérez Carrara), Cosse (independent researcher, National Science and Technology Research Council and Univ. of Buenos Aires) demonstrates--with a nod to Freud, Bakhtin, and other "humorists"--how a simple comic strip about a 1960s middle-class little girl speaks to generations of Argentines and transcends national borders. North American readers will appreciate Cosse's references to Blondie and Peanut's iconic Charlie Brown. The study comprises five chapters, a useful introduction, and a conclusion that reinforces the universal message of Mafalda, the myth. Chapters deal with the origins of the cartoon and middle-class life in 1960s Argentina; radicalism, censorship, the 1976 coup, and military dictatorship; the international spread of the antiestablishment Mafalda phenomenon; the role of such cultural phenomena in the face of state terrorism, the role of humor versus censorship, and the return to democracy; and Mafalda's ongoing role, e.g., resistance to neoliberalism. Excellent notes and bibliography. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --John Walker, emeritus, Queen's University at Kingston

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Isabella Cosse is an independent researcher for the National Science and Technology Research Council and the University of Buenos Aires. She is the author of numerous books, including Pareja, sexualidad y familia en los a ños sesenta.

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