Graphic Politics - University Press Scholarship Online

Graphic Politics - University Press Scholarship Online

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University Press Scholarship Online

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Graphic Politics Bruce Campbell

in ¡Viva La Historieta!: Mexican Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization Published in print: 2009 Published Online: Publisher: University Press of Mississippi March 2014 DOI: 10.14325/ ISBN: 9781604731262 eISBN: 9781621030706 mississippi/9781604731262.003.0002 Item type: chapter

The right-wing Vicente Fox administration and the left-of-center Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration both issued historietas as official propaganda vehicles to promote a specific model of public authority and popular legitimacy in the context of disputes over neoliberal policy. Their conflicting appeals to the nation’s working majority contain distinct conceptions of “lo popular”—of the working class and the poor as subjects of official power This chapter examines the visual and narrative rhetoric used to manage “lo popular” in relation to governing authority.

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