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How to Read Donald Duck was written in the context of Chile’s ongoing cultural revolution.

Para leer al pato Donald. Comunicación de masas y colonialismo

This means the concept of the family is destroyed within their context. According to Andrae, Dorgman Barks did not even know that his cartoons were read outside the United States in the s.

All part of the revolutionary culture of Allende’s Chile. The Walt Disney Animation Studios was responsible for Disney’s theatrical animated films, while the comics were created under license by various publishers.

pati Bloch suggested that cultural forms can inspire social reforms. It positions democratic socialism as an alternative to American economic and political expansionism. By the s, the book had become “a classic” of anti-imperialist cultural critique.

Para leer al Pato Donald – Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart – Google Books

Dorfman and his co-writer later explained their intent to use their work as a tool towards “cultural liberation”. How to Read Donald Duck analyzes the internal ethical logic of the Disney comics.

Please consider splitting content into sub-articles, condensing it, or adding or removing subheadings. Nobody eonald even aware of the identity of any character’s parents.

He formally sought right of asylum at the embassy of Argentina.


Smoodin notes, however, that following doffman English-language version of How to Read Donald Duckthere were only few interesting additions to the canon of Disney scholarship.

A, attained Chilean citizenship inand returned to Chile in They wanted to protect Chile from “the enemy of class structure”. The entire state had been under the influence of the United States for many years. Andrae notes that the writers seem to have identified commodity fetishism in Barks’ works.

Ariel Dorfman was primarily a scholar of literature and a creative writer in his own right. It is the cruel center of this entire world, while the rest of the world is an exploited or exploitable periphery. There were animated feature films, but they were treated as relative oddities by critics and often ignored. According to Berger, the h managed to illuminate a global situation. While the work was published in Chile, and the writers had settled there, it should be pointed out that neither one of them was born in Chile.

The songs praised collective mobilization to serve collective needs, and contrasted it to the culture of competitive capitalism and to the material success of individuals. Views Read Edit View history. Overcopies of matte,art work had been sold. They argue that the stories reflect the dreams of bourgeoisiewhere men can amass great wealth without having to deal with workers. Playfulness would, however, be evident even in works produced by an older Dorfman.

The writers consider it was a bad idea and it had consequences.

Para leer al Pato Donald

True political art, in his new view, would need to resonate beyond the circle of those already convinced of its messages. This is connected to another element missing from them, the depiction of material production. He also argued that literature assumes violence and fosters rebellion.

The Chilean nationalization of dobald had already taken place. But he does not remain unemployed for long, he is always able to move towards another job. The publishing house was also responsible for the publication of a number of magazines. It is not a “careful” academic study. Smoodin noted ;ara by the s, there was a new-found pqra of Disney in the realm of film studies. A issue of the women’s magazine Ramonawhich was affiliated to the Communist Youth of Chile and was in support of Allende’s policies, promoted what it called “the decisive year of the woman”.


In JanuaryCharles Krauthammer wrote an article on how Walt Disney World represented a “triumph of discipline and simplification” and argued that it was a vision of Japan in America. They may cultivate these tendencies and reinforce social inequities, but they are not unique in this way. America is presented in the book as a class enemy.

Editions of How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic by Ariel Dorfman

His adventures invariably depict him using deception against other msttelart. It had been influenced by the wider field of cultural studies and emphasized the relationship of cinema to other disciplines, particularly from the social sciences.

During Pinochet’s regime, How to Read Donald Duck drfman banned and subject to book burning ; its authors were forced into exile. The Empire’s Old Clothes by Dorfman is in part a continuation of How to Read Donald Duckwith Dorfman turning his criticism to other fictional characters and to the reinforcement of capitalist ideology through their stories. They wanted to expose this message, to unmask its evil intentions, to describe the twisted world of the work, and to vaccinate society against the lethal, silent poison flowing from the United States.

He cited the then-ongoing Iraq War aal as an example of where this ideological strategy leads.