Signs of Empire in Mexican Graphic Narrative: A Research Agenda
"U.S. cultural policy in the Americas is articulated with greatest force and consistency through commercial criteria and the capitalist market, a cultural diffusion of “consumer styles” and upper middle class habits at the service of the geo-political interests of the nation-state. Indeed, neo-liberalism and its individualist habitus comprise a hegemonic cultural language of Empire that extends even to those precincts of regional social life where English does not. A critical examination of recent Mexican graphic narrative production illustrates how U.S. modernizing norms circulate among popular sectors, and how these norms are positioned in relation to Mexican national identity."
Campbell, Bruce. "Signs of Empire in Mexican Graphic Narrative: A Research Agenda." In Spanish and Empire, edited by Nelsy Echávez-Solano and Kenya C. Dworkin y Méndez, 173-196. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2007.