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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His pao tend to be critical and constructive. 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.

He reportedly had a “penetrating and intimate” knowledge of the United States. This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. While Dorfman has revised eler of his early ideas since the time How to Read Donald Duck was written, McClennen notes that there have been two constants in all his non-fiction works on similar topics.

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How to Read Donald Duck set out to reveal the ideological message of the comics, their support of capitalism and imperialism. The work critiques the superficial depiction of the world by the Disney comics, and the roles the Third World and the working class play in the stories. These exotic lands are depicted as the source of wealth which is sought by Western adventurers, and their wealth as simply “there for the taking”.


A catalogue published by Black Dog Publishing and designed by Jorge Verdin accompanies the exhibition. Second, he assumed that myths can easily be shattered. She calls the policy “Roasting the Duck”.

The entire state had been under the influence of the United States for many years. He used the passport to migrate to Francewell away dorfmxn Latin America.

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The character Donald Duck was particularly prominent in Chile. Dorfman and his co-writer later explained their intent to use their work as a tool towards “cultural liberation”. The media of Chile were in many ways under American influence. And the artists would need to seek more refined and sophisticated means to express and deliver their messages. The production of animated films required an extreme division of laborand they could not be seen as the works of a single auteur.

They were familiar with the intellectual writing that preceded them, and consciously rejected its tendencies to use jargon and to make itself inaccessible to the general public. According to McClennen, the book has had a “seminal impact” on theories of art and society within the region. Views Read Edit View history. Lastly, he writes that Barks cartoons include social criticism and even anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist references. The style of the writing in How to Read Donald Duck was itself innovative.

Armand Mattelart had a background in the social lser and communication studies. It excites the imagination of the readers, convincing them that there is an international conspiracy aimed at subjugating them. Playfulness would, however, be lfer even in works produced by an older Dorfman.

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Odrfman you teach me how to skate this afternoon I’ll give you what you have always wanted. How to Read Donald Duck analyzes the internal ethical logic of the Disney comics. One is an intimate modernist historical landmark loved by architecture and design enthusiasts; the other is a large gallery space situated across town and catering to a diverse and patoo campus audience.


The writers consider it was a bad idea and it had consequences. Capitalist class relations are depicted as natural, unchangeable, and morally justified. The Central Intelligence Agency CIA supported local political movements and cultural organizations which were opposed to socialism. The book became a bestseller and went through three printings in Allende’s Chile.

All characters apparently work in the service sector of the economy. His adventures invariably depict him using deception against other characters. As an example, the book considers the lack of descendants of the characters. It is instead a polemical work with a political aim.

He was advised to flee the country for his own safety, but was initially reluctant to do so. The comics constantly refer to exotic lands and depict the Third World as exotic. In the Chilean Spanish translation of the story, the nephews want to teach them to stand at attention in the presence of their superiors.

The writers argued that the narratives of the comics featured ideological support for businessfor individualismand consumer capitalism[18] elements which were in opposition to the socialist values of egalitarianismdemocracyand collectivism. 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.

However, its style and methods have not been replicated by subsequent scholars. They also reveal much about Dorfman’s creative projects and their diversity. He cited the then-ongoing Iraq War — as an example of where this ideological strategy leads.