Mexico, Central, and South America: Scholarly Literature of 1990s

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Jorge I. Domínguez
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Political Science - 334 pages
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In a society where a comic equates with knockabout amusment for children, the sudden pre-eminence of adult comics, on everything from political satire to erotic fantasy, has predictably attracted an enormous amount of attention.

Adult comics are part of the cultural landscape in a way that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. In this first survey of its kind, Roger Sabin traces the history of comics for older readers from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. He takes in the pioneering titles pre-First World War, the underground 'comix' of the 1960s and 1970s, 'fandom' in the 1970s and 1980s, and the boom of the 1980s and 1990s (including 'graphic novels' and Viz.). Covering comics from the United States, Europe and Japan, Adult Comics addresses such issues as the graphic novel in context, cultural overspill and the role of women.

By taking a broad sweep, Sabin demonstrates that the widely-held notion that comics 'grew up' in the late 1980s is a mistaken one, largely invented by the media. Adult Comics: An Introduction is intended primarily for student use, but is written with the comic enthusiast very much in mind.

  

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Contents

Defending Human Rights in Chile
1
The Changing Role of NGOs in Rural Chile After Democracy
51
Lessons
61
Labor
77
Mobilization of Urban Informal
127
The Dynamics
159
Feminism Antifeminism and Electoral Politics in Postwar
243
Local Government
265
Labor Unions and Market
293
Acknowledgments
333
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About the author (2001)

Jorge I. Domínguez is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University and is a member of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He has authored and edited a number of works, including Essays on Mexico, Central, and South America (Garland, 1994), To Make a World Safe for Revolution: Cuba's Foreign Policy (Harvard University Press, 1989), Democracy and the Caribbean (Johns Hopkins, 1993), Democratic Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean (Johns Hopkins, 1999), Toward Mexico's Democratization (Routledge, 1999), and the forthcoming The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict (Routledge).

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