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Mestizo modernity : race, technology, and the body in postrevolutionary Mexico

Author: David S Dalton
Publisher: Gainesville : University of Florida Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the work of José Vasconcelos, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Emilio "El Indio" Fernández, El Santo, and Carlos Olvera. These artists--and many others--held diametrically opposed worldviews and used very different media while producing works during different decades. Nevertheless, each of these artists posited the fusion of the body with technology as key to forming an "authentic," Mexican  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David S Dalton
ISBN: 9781683400417 1683400410
OCLC Number: 1047608384
Description: 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Science and the (meta)physical body: a critique of positivism in the Vasconcelian utopia --
Painting Mestizaje in a new light: racial, technological, and cultural hybridity in the murals of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco --
Emilio Fernández, Gabriel Figueroa, and the race for Mexico's body: immunization and Lamarckian genetics --
Colonizing resistance: liminal imperiality in the cinema of El Santo and in Carlos Olvera's Mejicanos en el Espacio.
Series Title: Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America.
Responsibility: David S. Dalton.

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After the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1917, post-revolutionary leaders hoped to assimilate the country's racially diverse population into one official mixed-race identity - the mestizo. This  Read more...

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"A rich and compelling history of race in Mexico from an important new voice in Mexican cultural criticism."-Rebecca Janzen, author of The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges Read more...

 
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