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Fernández, Laura Cristina, Amadeo Gandolfo, and Pablo Turnes, eds. Burning Down the House: Latin american comics in the 21st century. New Delhi: Routledge, 2022. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.4324/9781003333296
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781032003481
BibTeX citation key: 2022h
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Latin America
Creators: Fernández, Gandolfo, Turnes
Publisher: Routledge (New Delhi)
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Burning Down the House explores the political, economic and cultural landscape of 21st-century Latin America through comics. It examines works from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Perú, Colombia, México and Spain, and the resurgence of comics in recent decades spurred by the ubiquity of the Internet and reminiscent of the complex political experiences and realities of the region.
The volume analyses experimentations in themes and formats and how Latin American comics have become deeply plural in its inspirations, subjects, drawing styles and political concerns while also underlining the hybrid and diverse cultures they represent. It examines the representative and historical images in a state of emergency and political upheaval; decolonial perspectives and social struggles linked to ethnic and sexual minorities. It looks at how Latin American comics are made right now – from a diverse and autochthonous Latin American perspective.
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