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From suspicion to recognition? 50 years of comics in Cuba

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jorge Catala-CarrascoORCiD


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The article discusses the rich cultural history of Cuban comics from the coming into power of the Revolution in 1959. The piece further explores two parallel discourses: one, that of the high-brow intellectuals worried about mass culture, ideology and national independence, and the other embodied by professionals in the visual arts who set out to create a Cuban national comics industry, using this medium effectively to build a revolutionary consciousness and to mobilize the masses.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Catalá Carrasco J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia

Year: 2011

Volume: 20

Issue: 2

Pages: 139-160

Print publication date: 03/08/2011

Date deposited: 11/06/2013

ISSN (print): 1356-9325

ISSN (electronic): 1469-9575

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/13569325.2011.598051


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