Burning Down the House explores the political, economic and cultural landscape of 21st Century Latin America through comics. It examines works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Perú, Colombia, México and Puerto Rico, 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.
With a wide array of illustrations, this book in the Global Perspectives in Comics Studies series will be an important resource for scholars and researchers of comic studies, Latin American studies, cultural studies, English literature, political history and post-colonial studies.
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