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Miniature Messages: The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps

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  • Miniature Messages: The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps (Duke University Press) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Jack Child

    Miniature Messages: The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps

    Trade paperback, Duke University Press
    2008
    English
    247 pages

    ISBN: 0822341999
    ISBN-13: 9780822341994

    In "Miniature Messages", Jack Child analyzes Latin American postage stamps, revealing the messages about history, culture, and politics that nations have encoded in the design and text of their stamps and disseminated to their populations and to the rest of the world. While postage stamps are a sanctioned production of official government agencies, Child argues that they accumulate popular cultural value and take on new meanings as they circulate in the public sphere. As he demonstrates in this richly illustrated study, the ... Show more

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