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American comics and the spectre of imperialism

Superhero comics and Disney comics have attracted a lot of scholarly attention for their not-so-hidden messages. Watch Sarah Olive talk about them.

Had you ever thought of superhero comics or Disney comics from that perspective?

How well-founded are those accusations, do you think?

Can you think of other types of children’s media that could also be accused of cultural imperialism?

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