Diversity, difference and nation: indigenous peoples on screen in Mexico
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de la Garza, Armida
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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’.
Mexico , National identity , Indigenous peoples , Mexican cinema
de La Garza, A. (2010) 'Diversity, difference and nation: indigenous peoples on screen in Mexico', National Identities, 12(4), pp. 413-424. doi: 10.1080/14608944.2010.520982
© 2010, Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in National Identities on 19 November 2010, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14608944.2010.520982