publication . Article . 2012

Deconstructive humour: subverting Mexican and Chicano stereotypes in ?Un Día Sin Mexicanos?

Sarah Barrow;
  • Published: 20 Jul 2012
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
a long time, US cinema developed unshakeable stereotypes of Mexican ‘otherness’, with characters of Mexican cultural and ethnic heritage stigmatised as criminals or as sensual objects of desire. Filmmakers in Mexico, meanwhile, treated Mexican Americans as misfits who belonged nowhere, or ignored them and their complex experience completely. The emergence of a distinct ‘Chicano cinema’ in the 1960s allowed for the development of a more powerful set of images of Mexican Americans, exploiting the very tool of communication that had been used against them, and for the circulation of a more productive and reflective dialogue around the questions of identity, agency ...
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free text keywords: R411 Spanish Languages in other countries, P303 Film studies, R430 Spanish Society and Culture
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publication . Article . 2012

Deconstructive humour: subverting Mexican and Chicano stereotypes in ?Un Día Sin Mexicanos?

Sarah Barrow;