Catalan Cartoons

A Cultural and Political History

Rhiannon McGlade

Catalan Cartoons

Rhiannon McGlade

Distributed for University of Wales Press

272 pages | 47 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781783168040 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
In a world increasingly dominated by visual sensation, understanding the role and influence of comics and cartoon humor in popular culture has become essential. Catalan Cartoons examines the changing fortunes of Catalan cartooning against the shifting political landscape in the period 1898–1982. It considers how Catalan satire has been shaped by periods of relative calm as well as periods of censorship, violence, war, and dictatorship, and it demonstrates how the cartooning tradition did not end with the Franco dictatorship, but instead continued in a number of adapted forms, playing its own role in the period’s politics. The first English-language book on twentieth century cartooning in Catalonia, Catalan Cartoons offers a fascinating study of this complex and politically charged modern art form.
Contents
Series Editors’ Foreword
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Golden Age of Catalan Political Cartoons (1898-1931)
2. Catalan Cartoon Humour and ‘Otherness’ in the Second Republic and Civil War (1931-1939)
3. Humour under Franco, Part I: Continuing a Tradition (1939-1962)
4. Humour under Franco, Part II: From Fraga to Freedom (?) (1962-1975)
5. Humour and the Transition to Democracy (1975-1982)
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
 
Review Quotes
Enric Ucelay-Da Cal, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
“Catalan ninots—an untranslatable term that covers forms from political caricature to comics—are today a common recourse for visualising many aspects of Spanish politics and culture during the last hundred years or so. Rhiannon McGlade’s pioneering work applies serious cultural analysis, careful contextualisation, and a broad chronological perspective to what is a rich and varied subject.”
P. Louise Johnson, University of Sheffield
“In the recent and pressing context of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad contest fall-out, the censorship of Assem Trivedi’s cartoon website, and countless other global responses to challenging graphical satire, it is easy to overlook historical precedents. Cartooning and graphical satire are here afforded the attention they so richly deserve but have rarely received in the field of modern Hispanic cultural history, and this volume lends sorely needed impetus to the study of a genre which, paradoxically, has never been so prominent in contemporary media coverage.”
Jaume ‘Kap Berga’ Capdevila, cartoonist, caricaturist and author
“Rhiannon McGlade has made an impressive study of a rich tradition of satirical drawings and has found a thread that unites the survival of the Catalan identity with its cartoons. This deep and rigorous analysis of the satirical press presents a new perspective on a key period in Catalan history, delving into the historical, linguistic and ideological details of an art that is as popular as it is corrosive.”
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