Abstract

Abstract:

This article examines the case of La Palmada en la Frente (1970), a one-issue political cartoon magazine, drawn and written by cartoonist Lugoze and produced in the context of a scare campaign against the possible election of the socialist Salvador Allende (1969–1970). This ephemeral document belonged to a larger group of publications that used humor and cartoons as ideological weapons. An extensive examination of this source allows a recast of the relationship between popular culture and politics in the Chilean experience of the global sixties. This essay argues that political cartoons work as a portal through which to understand behaviors, social problems, prejudices, fears, stereotypes, and myths that can enforce and challenge the study of Latin American popular culture and the sixties.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2157-2941
Print ISSN
0730-9139
Pages
pp. 22-51
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-06
Open Access
No
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