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Reading: The Politics and Semiotics of Argentine Postage Stamps

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The Politics and Semiotics of Argentine Postage Stamps

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Jack Child

American University
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The stamp on the left (figure 1a) led to a number of diplomatic protests because of the placement of many of the borders. The countries protesting were Chile (the Patagonian and Tierra del Fuego frontier), Peru (the border with Ecuador), and Great Britain (the Malvinas/Falklands). To placate these countries, with the exception of Great Britain, the map was redrawn (figure 1b). Subsequently, during the Perón years, Argentina’s Antarctic claim was added.
How to Cite: Child, J., (2007). The Politics and Semiotics of Argentine Postage Stamps. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 18(1), pp.55–85. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/56
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Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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