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 .. 41–45; ^ Jump up to: McClennen ( ), p. by Ariel Dorfman First published Sort by. title, original Para Leer al Pato Donald: Comunicación de Masas y Colonialismo (Paperback). Published Para acceder al conocimiento, que es una forma de poder, no podemos seguir suscribiendo con la vista y la lengua vendadas, los rituales de iniciación con que .

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How to Read Donald Duck was in part written to matttelart the situation. Tomlinson concedes that one part of the critique of Disney comics is factual.

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In part because the field of film studies itself had changed. An estimated 1 million readers per week purchased Disney comics. Paho burning was televised, and Dorfman himself witnessed it through a television set. Women are only mentioned in a brief afterthought. The narratives of the Disney comics were found to resemble colonial discourses from Europe.

They wanted to protect Chile from “the enemy of class structure”.

Lastly, he writes that Barks cartoons include social criticism and even anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist references. It also noted the potential disconnect between intellectuals and the reality of la struggle. The Disney Version was one of the first book-length and serious studies of Walt Disney and his works. This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia.


He did find the youthful rebellion to be inspiring, but he was critical of its apparent distance from the immediate struggles of the working class. Mattelart was dorman professor-researcher in the Academy of the National Reality, affiliated with the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. They used this freedom to create press campaigns against Allende’s government and its reform programme.

Editions of How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic by Ariel Dorfman

It was primarily a meditation on the relationship between art and politics. About 40 issues of La Firme were used to examine specific topics involving exploitation. He also argued that literature assumes pqto and fosters rebellion.

The book viewed Walt himself as the “prime creator” of the company’s cartoons, wristwatches, theme parks, and television shows. Smoodin noted that by the s, there was a new-found importance of Disney in the realm of film studies. A national culture whose importance was at the time promoted, and which extended to other forms of artistic production.

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.

This ensures that research of matfelart topic will continue, as it is essential to understanding to understanding the tensions existing between local identities, and the global economic and political situation.

How to Read Donald Duck – Wikipedia

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 is the cruel center of this entire world, while the rest of the world is an exploited or exploitable periphery.


Ariel Dorfman was primarily a scholar of literature and a creative writer in his own right.

The natives ask the Ducks to teach them something to improve their good martelart. The Disney comics and their characters were mobilized in a propaganda campaign against the supposed tyrantAllende. Tomlinson examines the identification of imperialist ideology as defined by the book. The citizens of Duckburg are depicted working in jobs of this sector, as delivery boys, hairdressers, night watchmen, salespeople, etc. The depictions of the characters are, in their view, both sexist and emasculating.

His adventures invariably depict him using deception against other characters. The entire state had been under the influence of the United States for many years.

To do so, Disney comics use images of the everyday world:.

Para leer al pato Donald. Comunicación de masas y colonialismo

The dorf,an of Chile were in many ways under American influence. Film criticism was heavily influenced by auteur theory, and did not view Walt Disney as a “fit subject for study”. How to Read Donald Duck examines neocolonialist ideologies within the Disney comics. According to John Tomlinson, How to Read Donald Duck is a “celebrated exemplar” of a genre of analyses, which focus on particular media texts with mattelat aim to expose their imperialist nature.