Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
De La Garza, Armida
2010
November
National Identities
Diversity, Difference and Nation: Indigenous Peoples on Screen in Mexico
Published
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Optional Fields
National Identity Mexico Indigenous Peoples Mexican Cinema
12
4
423
424
This paper draws on constructivist theories of identity that regard the self as, paradoxically, coming into existence through interaction with the other, to investigate the discursive formation of indigenous people in the forging of Mexican national identity. The aim of the essay is to show how difference has been managed and deployed in the establishment of national Mexican identities from independence until the present. This is done with reference to visual culture and film and illustrated with examples from the ‘Golden Age’ as well as ‘the New Mexican Cinema’
London and New York
1460-8944
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