The Effects of the Nation: Mexican Art in an Age of Globalization

The Effects of the Nation: Mexican Art in an Age of Globalization

by Carl Good
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1566398657

ISBN-13: 9781566398657

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Temple University Press

What is the effect of a "nation"? In this age of globalization, is it dead, dying, only dormant? The essays in this groundbreaking volume use the arts in Mexico to move beyond the national and the global to look at the activity of a community continually recreating itself within and beyond its own borders.

Steering a careful course between the nostalgia of

Overview

What is the effect of a "nation"? In this age of globalization, is it dead, dying, only dormant? The essays in this groundbreaking volume use the arts in Mexico to move beyond the national and the global to look at the activity of a community continually recreating itself within and beyond its own borders.

Steering a careful course between the nostalgia of nationalism and the insensitivity of globalism, the ten essays collected here look at a wide range of aesthetic productions -- especially literature and the visual arts -- that give context to how art and society interact.

Individually, they explore the incorporation of historical icons, of vanguardism, of international influence. From Diego Rivera to Elena Garro, from the Tlatelolco massacre to the Chiapas rebellion, from mass-market fiction to the film Aliens, the contributors view the many sides of Mexican life as relevant to the creation of a constantly shifting national culture. Taken together, the essays look both backward and forward at the evolving effect of the Mexican nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566398657
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ungoverned Specificities1
1Mexican Art on Display20
2Mathias Goeritz: Emotional Architecture and Creating a Mexican National Art37
3Corporeal Identities in Mexican Art: Modern and Postmodern Strategies53
4Elena Poniatowska's Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela: A Re-vision of Her Story73
5"Un octubre manchado se detiene": Memory and Testimony in the Poetry of David Huerta98
6Aesthetic Criteria and the Literary Market in Mexico: The Changing Shape of Quality, 1982-1994114
7Un hogar insolito: Elena Garro and Mexican Literary Culture138
8Rene Derouin: Dialogues with Mexico160
9Unhomely Feminine: Rosina Conde178
10The Postmodern Hybrid: Do Aliens Dream of Alien Sheep?196
About the Contributors213
Index217

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