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Mexico Reading the United States

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 316 Nombre de pages
Klappentext The thirteen original essays in this collection explore the Mexican point of view from the 1920s to the present in ord... Lire la suite
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Klappentext The thirteen original essays in this collection explore the Mexican point of view from the 1920s to the present in order to register often unheard voices in the complex cross-border, cross-cultural reality shared by the two nations. The contributors, all of whom have personal experience with the challenges of bi-cultural and bi-national living, discuss travel writing, novels, film, essays, political cartoons, and Mexican sociocultural movements.In a time of ever-increasing migration of capital and human beings, this book turns on its head the usual perspective of U.S. economic and cultural dominance in order to deepen understanding of the bi-national relationship. Zusammenfassung Contains thirteen essays that explore the Mexican point of view from the 1920s to the present in order to register often unheard voices in the complex cross-border, cross-cultural reality shared by the two nations. This collection discusses travel writing, novels, film, essays, political cartoons, and Mexican sociocultural movements.

Auteur

Linda Egan, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of California - Davis, is the author of Carlos Monsivais: Culture and Chronicle in Contemporary Mexico and a book on Sor Juana. Mary K. Long, Director of International Spanish for the Professions, University of Colorado - Boulder, has written on the work of Salvador Novo and on cross-cultural exchange between Latin America and the United States in the business and nonprofit sectors.

Résumé
Contains thirteen essays that explore the Mexican point of view from the 1920s to the present in order to register often unheard voices in the complex cross-border, cross-cultural reality shared by the two nations. This collection discusses travel writing, novels, film, essays, political cartoons, and Mexican sociocultural movements.

Contenu

Introduction:; - Linda Egan and Mary K. Long; PART 1. Separate and Unequal: Mexico Struggles for Autonomy, 1920-1960; Chapter 1. Writing Home: The United States Through the Eyes of Traveling Mexican Artists and Writers, 1920-1940; - Mary K. Long; Chapter 2. Vasconcelos as Screenwriter: Bolivar Remembered; - Robert Conn; Chapter 3. Salvador Novo: The American Friend, the American Critic; - Salvador A. Oropesa; Chapter 4. From the Silver Screen to the Land: Confronting the United States and Hollywood in "El Indio" Fernandez's The Pearl; - Fernando Fabio Sanchez; Part 2. Inseparable Differences: Mexico Adapts U.S. Models, 1960-1990; Chapter 5. Carlos Monsivais "Translates" Tom Wolfe; - Linda Egan; Chapter 6. From Fags to Gays: Political Adaptations and Cultural Translations in the Mexican Gay Liberation Movement; - Hector Dominguez-Rivalcaba; Chapter 7. Misguided Idealism on a Mission of Mercy: Eleanore Wharton, U.S. Do-Gooder; - Danny J. Anderson; Chapter 8. "La pura gringuez": The Essential United States in Jose Agustin, Carlos Fuentes, and Ricardo Aguilar Melantzon; - Maarten van Delden; Part 3. At Home with the Other: Mexico Deals with Virtual Nationhood, 1990 - Present; Chapter 9. If North Were South: Traps of Cultural Hybridity in Xavier Velasco's Diablo Guardian; - Oswaldo Estrada; Chapter 10. "Mexican" Novels on the Lesser United States by Andres Acosta, Juvenal Acosta, Boullosa, Puga, Servin, and Xoconostle; - Emily Hind; Chapter 11. Political Cartoons in Cyberspace: Rearticulating Mexican and U.S. Cultural Identity in the Global Era; - Hilda Chacon; Chapter 12. A Clash of Civilizing Gestures: Mexican Intellectuals Confront a Harvard Scholar; - Ignacio Corona; Chapter 13. Jorge Ramos Reads North from South; - Beth E. Jorgensen.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Mexico Reading the United States
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780826516398
ISBN: 978-0-8265-1639-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Vanderbilt Univ Pr
Genre: Autres littératures
nombre de pages: 316
Poids: 680g
Taille: H251mm x B175mm x T23mm
Année: 2009