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By Jack Child

ISBN-10: 0822341794

ISBN-13: 9780822341796

ISBN-10: 0822341999

ISBN-13: 9780822341994

In Miniature Messages, Jack baby analyzes Latin American postage stamps, revealing the messages approximately heritage, tradition, and politics encoded of their layout and disseminated through the global. whereas postage stamps are a sanctioned fabricated from professional govt enterprises, baby argues that they collect renowned cultural price and tackle new meanings as they flow within the public sphere. As he demonstrates during this richly illustrated research, the postage stamp conveys a few of the contestations and triumphs of Latin American history.

Child combines historical past and political technology with philatelic study of approximately 40 thousand Latin American stamps. He specializes in Argentina and the Southern Cone, highlighting stamps representing the consolidation of the Argentine republic and people produced less than its Peronist regime. He compares Chilean stamps issued through the leftist executive of Salvador Allende and through Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. contemplating postage stamps produced less than different dictatorial regimes, he examines stamps from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Paraguay. baby stories how overseas conflicts were depicted at the stamps of Argentina, Chile, and Peru, and he will pay specific cognizance to the function of South American and British stamps in setting up claims to the Malvinas/Falkland Islands and to Antarctica. He additionally covers the cultural and political heritage of stamps in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Grenada, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela and in other places. In Miniature Messages, baby reveals the political historical past of recent Latin the United States in its “tiny posters.”

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