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Chicano Images : Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film.

Author: Christine List
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing textual analysis of 12 feature films written and directed by filmmakers who explore aspects of the Chicano cultural movement, this book discusses films including Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (1983), El Norte (1985), and Break of Dawn (1988). The text analyzes the portrayal of Chicano, or Mexican American, identity in films by chicanos. Part historiography, part film analysis, part ethnography, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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List, Christine.
Chicano Images : Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine List
ISBN: 9781317928768 1317928768
OCLC Number: 865333642
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; I INTRODUCTION: CONTEXTS OF CHICANO FEATURE FILMMAKING; II DESTABILIZING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES: THE EARLY COMEDIES OF CHEECH MARIN; III MYTHIC PROPORTIONS: CREATING RAZA HEROS IN ZOOT SUIT AND LA BAMBA; VI BORDER DISCOURSE: STRUCTURING ETHNICITY IN FOUR CHICANO FILMS; V GENDER AND GENRE IN ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME; VI TRANS-CREATIVE STRATEGIES OF CHICANO MAINSTREAM CINEMA; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema.

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Providing textual analysis of 12 feature films written and directed by filmmakers who explore aspects of the Chicano cultural movement, this book discusses films including Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (1983), El Norte (1985), and Break of Dawn (1988). The text analyzes the portrayal of Chicano, or Mexican American, identity in films by chicanos. Part historiography, part film analysis, part ethnography, this book offers a compelling story of how Chicanos challenge, subvert and create their own popular portrayals of Chicanismo. Historical stereotypical images i.

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