Motherhood in Mexican Cinema, 1941-1991: The Transformation of Femininity on Screen

Motherhood in Mexican Cinema, 1941-1991: The Transformation of Femininity on Screen

by Isabel Arredondo

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ISBN-13: 9780786468041
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/12/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Isabel Arredondo is a full professor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she teaches Latin American film and Spanish.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Women Filmmakers in Mexico, 1940s-1990s 13

2 The Ideal of Virgin Motherhood 31

3 The Qualities of Classical and Third-Wave Mothers 49

4 Sexuality in Classical and Third-Wave Films 74

5 Reconsidering Mothers' Autonomous Identity 96

6 Looking Back at Classical Idealization 121

7 Maternal Affectivity in Mexican Films 137

8 Making the Private Realm Political 160

Conclusion 184

Chapter Notes 189

Works Cited 204

Index 219

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