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Para leer al pato Donald. Comunicación de masa y colonialismo (Spanish Edition) – Kindle edition by Ariel y Armand Mattelart Dorfman. Download it once and. How to Read Donald Duck is a book-length essay by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart .. Both the Spanish title Para Leer al Pato Donald and the literal English title How to Read Donald Duck were chosen in reference to the earlier. Jul 19, The infamous Chilean book by scholars Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart, Para leer al Pato Donald (How to Read Donald Duck), was.

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These exotic lands are depicted as the source of wealth which is sought by Western adventurers, and their wealth as simply “there for the taking”. Both Dorfman and Mattelart were affiliated with the government of Salvador Allende, and were committed to its cause and its success.

Dorfman’s new literary fame helped him secure a passport from Argentina. The policies of Salvador Allende were “rapidly changing” the culture of Chile and afiel period was the heyday of social transformation in Keer America.

He soon became actively involved in Chile’s national politics, and worked on the election campaign of Salvador Allende. In other work, the book promotes yet another conspiracy theory to a gullible audience.

He even accepted lower rates than other artists working for Western Publishing in order to retain his artistic freedom. They featured gendered images of strong, masculine heroes and weak, dependent women. John Berger would later define the work as a handbook for decolonization.

About 40 issues of La Firme were used to examine specific topics involving exploitation. And neither the Disney studio, nor the publishers actually controlled the contents of the stories involved. Women are only mentioned in a brief afterthought.

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It was worth it for him to accept the lower rates, in order “to have the freedom to write whatever I wanted to write”.


It also explored the political implications of the Theatre of the Absurd. The writers consider it was a bad idea and it had consequences. Lara questions whether this presence translates to cultural imperialism. Andrae notes a faulty assumption in the original book, the lack of distinction between Disney comics and Disney animation. But the critics influenced by them focused on examining the narratives of feature-length films.

Tomlinson points that the book has been widely translated. It consisted of essays on the works of Jorge Luis Borges and various other writers. While How to Read Donald Duck criticized the gender roles and depictions of women in Disney comics, Mooney argues that the new icons of the revolutionary culture also tended to either depict women as passive and domestic or to completely ignore them. It combines historical, theoretical, and political analysis vonald empirical data, which was itself a rarity in its historical era.

And the artists would need to seek more refined and sophisticated means to express and deliver their messages. Donald is pervertedbecause in his fantasy world there is no sex, and no procreation.

Their indigenous people were depicted as dumb, ugly, inferior, or criminal.

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In part because the field of film studies itself had changed. How to Read Donald Duck was written and published during the brief flowering of revolutionary socialism under the government of Salvador Allende and his Popular Unity coalition and is closely identified with the revolutionary politics of its era. In his view this argument had not aged a bit by the s. To do so, Disney comics use images of the everyday world:.

The work has been one of the most influential works in the field of cultural criticism, and has inspired many later works. His criticisms tend to be critical and constructive. There were animated feature films, but they were treated as relative oddities by critics and often ignored. Like any other cultural force or mythology in Latin America, Disney imagery has always been quickly reinterpreted, assimilated, adapted, cannibalized, syncretized, and subverted by artists: He later assessed that he was probably the first writer in history to watch his own work burning live on television.


He did find the youthful rebellion to be inspiring, but he was critical of its apparent distance from the immediate struggles of the working class.

The agiel offered by the work is not crude, but it is “enraged, satirical, and politically impassioned”. The Disney comics presented themselves as a harmless fun product intended for consumption by children, while they were actually a powerful ideological tool for American imperialism. Tomlinson points that the book offers an “oppositional reading” of the Disney comics, in order to reveal the ideological assumptions which inform the stories in question.

Nobody is even parq of the identity of any a, parents. Since the time How to Read Donald Duck was written, Dorfman continues to serve as a critic of media culture. The narratives of the Disney comics were found to resemble colonial discourses from Europe.

Ariel Dorfman Armand Mattelart. The citizens of Duckburg are depicted working in jobs of this sector, as delivery boys, hairdressers, night watchmen, salespeople, etc.

McClennen considers the book to have been influenced by Dorfman’s optimism about the future of Chile. Dorfman eventually started working for Allende’s government, as a communications expert and media advisor.

The publication will be in both English and Spanish. Mattelart was a professor-researcher in the Academy of the National Reality, affiliated with the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

They argue that the stories reflect the dreams of bourgeoisiewhere men can amass great wealth without having to deal with workers. Their mission was to ensure the domination of colonies by their motherlandthe United States. The Central Intelligence Agency CIA supported local political movements and cultural organizations which were opposed to socialism.