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dc.contributor.authorVillanueva, Miriam Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:47Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:47Z
dc.date.created2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05042012-142053en_US
dc.identifierumi-10312en_US
dc.identifiercat-001821256en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4437
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed May 9, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of History; advisor, Peter A. Szok.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work illustrates the popular 1986 graphic novel Pedro Prestan: Bajo el furor de las tormentas to understand the cultural and political context of Panama's military period (1968-1969). The narrative focuses on Pedro Prestan, whose contemporaries falsely condemned him for burning Colon, Panama, in 1885. A hundred years after Prestan's death, Panama's military regime, to redefine its image, devised an agenda to appropriate plebeian nationalism. In 1986, the comic's creators saw an opportunity to cast Prestan as a freedom fighter for the state in exchange for his vindication. The novel served as a space for Panama's military regime to refashion its pantheon of revolutionary leaders and for subalterns to absolve a plebeian hero in history. Since officials tacitly approved the comic's publication and recognized Prestan, the book helped the state maintain power. The study demonstrates the give-and-take nature of shaping national identity.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleNot a laughing matter [electronic resource] : cartoons, plebeian heroes, and Panama's military government (1968-1989) /en_US
dc.title.alternativeCartoons, plebeian heroes, and Panama's military government (1968-1989)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of History
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitDepartment of History
local.subjectareaHistory


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