La figura mítica de Pancho Villa como ícono de identidad nacional y masculinidad en México y en la frontera México-Estados Unidos através de la literatura y el cine

dc.contributor.advisorDomínguez Ruvalcaba, Héctor, 1962-
dc.creatorChávez, Cuitláhuacen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-10T21:07:04Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013en
dc.date.updated2014-03-10T21:07:04Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn my dissertation I show how the hegemonic power of the post-revolutionary state in Mexico utilized the figure of legendary Pancho Villa in literature and cinematography to create a national myth that represents a consensus in a mestizo patriarchal Christian society. I examine how the use and abuse of the image of Villa in post-revolutionary literary works and films caused this figure to acquire mythical characteristics and dimensions, and to become a key element in the construction of national identity and masculinity in Mexico. I argue that the figure of Villa is a confirmation of a traditional rather than a revolutionary proposal in gender terms. Equally important, I demonstrate how the literature and film of the Mexican revolution constitute instrumental devices for the formation of masculinity and the strengthening of a homo-social culture in the Mexico’s post-revolutionary stage, a process that would later determine the structure of the Mexican state. I also contend that in the construction of the mythical figure of Pancho Villa at least two sources of representation are participating: the Mexican state machinery on the one hand, and the American media on the other. By the same token, I show how the figure of Villa nurtures a national project and constitutes one of the most diffused perceptions of Mexican identity in the United States.en
dc.description.departmentSpanish and Portuguese
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/23474en
dc.subjectPancho Villaen
dc.subjectMexican literatureen
dc.subjectMexican Revolutionen
dc.subjectMasculinity formationen
dc.subjectMexican cinemaen
dc.subjectMexican stereotypes in Hollywooden
dc.subjectImage of Mexicans in the United Statesen
dc.subjectMythical figuresen
dc.subjectLatin American representations in American literatureen
dc.titleLa figura mítica de Pancho Villa como ícono de identidad nacional y masculinidad en México y en la frontera México-Estados Unidos através de la literatura y el cineen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSpanish and Portugueseen
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanishen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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