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Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America

Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America is a cutting-edge study of the expanding worlds of Latin American comics. Despite lack of funding and institutional support, not since the mid-twentieth century have comics in the region been so dynamic, so diverse and so engaged with pressing social and cultural issues. Comics are being used as essential tools in debates about digital cultures, gender identities, and political disenfranchisement, as well as a whole range of other social issues. Rather than analyzing the current boom in comics by focusing just on the printed text, however, this book looks at diverse manifestations of comics 'beyond the page'. Contributors look at digital comics and social media networks; comics as graffiti and stencil art in public spaces; comics as a tool for teaching architecture or processing social trauma; and comics consumption and publishing as forms of shaping national, social, and political identities.

236 pages | 25 color plates | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2019

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Table of Contents

1. Latin American Comics Beyond the Page – James Scorer
2. El Volcán: Forging Global Comics Cultures through Alliances, Networks and Self-Branding – Nina Mickwitz
3. From the Golden Age to Independent Publishing: Mass Culture, Popular Culture and National Imaginaries in the History of Argentine Comics – Laura Vazquez
4. The Comics Scene in Colombian Cities – Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed and Daniel E. Aguilar-Rodríguez
5. The Authors of Contracultura Publishing, Self-Portrayal and the Graphic Novel – Carla Sagástegui Heredia
6. Expanded Visual Experiences and the Expressive Possibilities of the Digital Comic in the Work of Alejandra Gámez – Carolina González Alvarado
7. Autographic Selfies: Digital Comics, Social Media and Networked Photography – Edward King
8. Comics on the Walls: The Zé Ninguém Street Comics and the Experience of the Outsider View of Rio de Janeiro – Ivan Lima Gomes
9. ‘The Nestornaut’, or How a President Becomes a Comic Superhero – Cristian Palacios
10. Comics and Teaching Architecture in Uruguay – Jorge Tuset
11. Preguntas sin respuestas: Notes on Teaching the Armed Conflict in Perú – Jesús Cossio

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