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Author Dalton, David S., author.

Title Mestizo modernity : race, technology, and the body in postrevolutionary Mexico / David S. Dalton
Published Gainesville : University of Florida Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations
Series Reframing media, technology, and culture in latin/o america
Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America.
Contents Science and the (meta)physical body: a critique of positivism in the Vasconcelian utopia -- Painting Mestizaje in a new light: racial, technological, and cultural hybridity in the murals of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco -- Emilio Fernández, Gabriel Figueroa, and the race for Mexico's body: immunization and Lamarckian genetics -- Colonizing resistance: liminal imperiality in the cinema of El Santo and in Carlos Olvera's Mejicanos en el Espacio
Summary This book discusses the work of José Vasconcelos, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Emilio "El Indio" Fernández, El Santo, and Carlos Olvera. These artists--and many others--held diametrically opposed worldviews and used very different media while producing works during different decades. Nevertheless, each of these artists posited the fusion of the body with technology as key to forming an "authentic," Mexican identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 6, 2018)
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Mixed descent.
Mestizaje -- Mexico
Race awareness -- Mexico -- History
HISTORY / Latin America / General
Indians of Mexico -- Mixed descent.
Race awareness.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1683400410