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Lindstrom, Naomi. "Social Commentary in Argentine Cartooning: From description to questioning." Journal of Popular Culture 14. (1980): 509–23. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-3840.1980.1403_509.x
BibTeX citation key: Lindstrom1980a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Argentina, Comic strip, Latin America, Politics
Creators: Lindstrom
Collection: Journal of Popular Culture
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Argentina has undergone several decades of social and political turmoil since the Second World War with the rise to power of Juan Peroń, labor strife, and the protracted battle between leftists and the government. In her examination of the social content of Argentine single-drawing cartoons appearing in mass audience publications since the 1940s, Naomi Lindstrom focuses on the Peronist period (1946–1955) and immediately afterward. She observes that descriptive, nonevaluative humor characterized the cartoon until the latter half of the fifties, when humorists became more explicit in their criticism of social hierarchy and the distribution of power. After Perońs demise, a new wave of humor appeared which was indecorous and irreverant. Examples are drawn from several Argentine publications including Rico Tipo, Esto and Qué. Along with David Foster's article on Quino's Mafalda, readers have an interesting overview of Argentine cartoons during the last thirty years.
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