Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity has 10 ratings and 3 reviews. Sergio said: It’s a good read, it contains some great analysis of the comedia. Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity. JEFFREY M. PILCHER: Wilmington, DE: SR Books, Well into the second half of his Cantinflas and the Chaos of the Mexican Modernity, Jeffrey M. Pilcher provides the conceptual key of a book that interweaves a.
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Solidly researched and splendidly written, Jeffrey Pilcher’s book does all this and more.
Eric Van Young points out several major features of this new historical discourse: This ostensibly North American phenomenon can also be observed in Latin America, as evident in a number of recent well-publicized biographical novels and studies on luminaries i. Trivia About Cantinflas and th Migel Zama marked it as to-read Dec 29, Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity. Pilcher provides the conceptual key of a book that interweaves a discussion of the private-public divide with a study of the national in the intricate context of popular culture, the film industry, and politics in post-revolutionary Mexico.
BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 20, Cantinflas and the chaos of Mexican modernity. Disorder and Progress Paul J. Literary critics and historians alike of ten attribute a certain epistemological quality to biographies, endowing them with a function as cultural trope or potential epochal synthesis.
For thirty years he served as a ‘weapon of the weak,’ satirizing corrupt officials and pompous elites who victimized Mexico’s urban poor. Benjamin added it Sep 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A fast-talking, nonsensical character, he helped Mexicans embrace their rich mestizo identity and cope with the difficulties of modernization.
Not for the casual reader. Cantinflas Moreno’s film persona was the most popular movie star in Mexican history. Jun 11, Anthony Ventrello rated it it was ok. Luis marked it as to-read Dec mexicah, A compelling examination of the modern Mexican state from the s through the end of the s. For la Patria Brian Loveman.
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The symbolic embodiment of Mexican culture and politics in an individual trajectory is an interesting proposition, but one that stands in contrast to current theoretical approaches, such as the New Cultural History trend in Mexico and the U.
Cantinflas Meican film persona was the most popular movie star in Mexican history. Nielsen Book Data No trivia or quizzes yet. The ideal biography cantinfla Cantinflas would set the comic’s life within Mexico’s social and political history, within Mexican popular culture, and within the context of the nation’s emerging cinema.
Joanne marked it as to-read Mar 29, Around the World or Just the Studio. A fast-talking, nonsensical character, he helped Mexicans embrace their rich mestizo identity and cope with the difficulties of modernization. Argentine Caudillo John Lynch.
Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity by Jeffrey M. Pilcher
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Pilcher’s biographical study is strongly grounded in primary and secondary research source materials. And, while some critics may find objectionable the seemingly facile association of the actor’s biographical narrative with the narrative of a country in its convoluted quest for modernity the unquestioned assertion of the bookthose looking for relevant cultural interpretations will not be disappointed.
Published January 28th by Sr Books first published January 1st Particularly noteworthy is his use of film reviews and published interviews that span almost a year period and intersect with numerous dimensions of Mexican cultural and political history.