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CORNEJO CANCINO, Tomás. UNA CLASE A MEDIAS: LAS REPRESENTACIONES SATÍRICAS DE LOS GRUPOS MEDIOS CHILENOS EN TOPAZE (1931-1970). Historia (Santiago) [online]. 2007, vol.40, n.2, pp.249-284. ISSN 0717-7194.

The political magazine Topaze used satire to uncover another side to the sonsolidation of middle class society in mid-twentieth century Chile. More than registering simple changes of ideals and mentalities of people who led the country, cartoons and satire texts revealed that there was something else besides new characters in Chilean politics. New politicians ended up being even more "gentlemen-acting" than those "gentlemen" they replaced. Topaze magazine, focused its attention on the main political parties and showed the ridiculous pretensions of politicians who tried to equate themselves with the elites. The periodical also uncovered the ambitious intentions of political leaders, the inoperative behavior of their followers and the presence of minor quarrels that involved people who wanted to benefit from public funds

Palabras clave : Topaze; political humor; middle class; representations; political parties.

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