Para leer al pato Donald. Comunicación de masa y colonialismo (Spanish Edition) – Kindle edition by Ariel y Armand Mattelart Dorfman. Download it once and. How to Read Donald Duck is a book-length essay by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart .. Both the Spanish title Para Leer al Pato Donald and the literal English title How to Read Donald Duck were chosen in reference to the earlier. Jul 19, The infamous Chilean book by scholars Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart, Para leer al Pato Donald (How to Read Donald Duck), was.

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Donald Duck may constantly lose jobs, because of his own incompetence. The works of Walt and his company in film and television were seen as connected to various other fields of study, such as urban planningecological politics, product merchandisingthe formation of the domestic and global policy of the United States, technological innovationand the construction of a national character. Women are depicted in stereotypical subordinate terms. Tanner Mirrlees, a writer on the topics of cultural imperialism and cultural globalizationplaces How to Read Donald Duck within its historical context.

He soon became actively involved in Chile’s national politics, and worked on the election campaign of Salvador Allende. Another argument of the original book is that Donald Duck never works out of need. He also argued that literature assumes violence and fosters rebellion. By the s, the book had become “a classic” of anti-imperialist cultural critique. Second, he assumed that myths can easily be shattered. The comics constantly refer to exotic lands and depict the Third World as exotic.

The stories of Donald Duck, Lone Ranger, and Superman could not be the only sources of the human tendency to stereotype, to envy, and to dominate others. The work has been one of the most influential works in the field of cultural criticism, and has inspired many later works. Further studies and published works have considered the relations between the Disney Company as a corporation, the world economythe imagination of children, consumer culture, and mass marketing.


Both had moved there by choice. Para leer al Pato Donald is a book-length essay by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart that critiques Disney comics from a Marxist point of view as being vehicles for American cultural imperialism. Mattelart acknowledges that How to Read Donald Duck has become a classic work in the fields of cultural studies and media studies. She notes that this was an early work in Dorfman’s canon, only his third published book.

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His adventures invariably depict him using deception against other characters. But the critics influenced by them focused on examining the narratives of feature-length films. Chilean television networks imported much of their content from the United States, with American television being popular in the country.

Andrae writes that it is not true that Disney controlled the work of every cartoonist, and that cartoonists had almost completely free hands unlike those who worked with animations.

It used the then-fashionable methods of Freudian psychoanalysis and auteur theory to offer a portrait of Walt through his products. She calls the policy “Roasting the Duck”. The book was grounded in a specific historical reality, and was intended to arouse debate on a cultural issue which had been mostly ignored by left-wing forces.

Both moves managed to devastate the economy of Chile. Dorfman attained Chilean citizenship inand returned to Chile in 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.

It was worth it for him to accept the lower rates, in order “to have the freedom to write whatever I wanted to write”. 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.


It would need to respond to criticism and be revised. Major support of this exhibition and publication is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. His novel Hard Rain had already been published and won awards. This means the concept of the family is destroyed within their context. The writers demonstrated lefr trajectory of Disney comics from the ” metropolis ” of the United States to its satellite states in South America.

Bloch suggested that cultural forms can inspire social reforms. Ariel Dorfman Armand Mattelart.

Will contrasted the then-current state of Europe with its history of pogromsNazismand the Nuremberg Forfmanconcluding that Mickey Mouse represents “a giant’s step up” for the entire European continent. True political art, in his new view, would need to resonate beyond the circle of those already convinced of its messages.

According to Mooney, leftist media in Allende’s Chile tended to treat women as sex objects and emphasized images of their long legs and large breasts. It is instead a polemical work with a political aim.

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Dorfman eventually started working for Allende’s government, as a communications expert and media advisor. Disney’s major field of work was animationand animation was seen by film critics as the product of an assembly line. Unmasking the Myth of ModernityUniv.