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The Resource Images at war : Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019), Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Heather MacLean

Images at war : Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019), Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Heather MacLean

Label
Images at war : Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019)
Title
Images at war
Title remainder
Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019)
Statement of responsibility
Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Heather MacLean
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
If colonial America was the melting pot of modernity, it was because it was also a fabulous laboratory of images...Just as much as speech and writing, the image can be a vehicle for all sorts of power and resistance.' So writes Serge Gruzinski in the introduction to "Images at War", his striking reinterpretation of the Spanish colonisation of Mexico.Concentrating on the political meaning of an image and its function within a multicultural society, Gruzinski compares the ubiquity of the baroque image in Mexico to our more modern fascination with images and their meaning. Although it played a decisive role in many arenas, especially that of conquest and New World colonisation, the baroque image on which Gruzinski concentrates resonates most powerfully in the sphere of religion. Discussing how images conveyed meaning across linguistic barriers, Gruzinski uncovers recurring themes of false images, less-than-perfect-replicas, the uprooting of peoples and cultural memories, and the violence of iconoclastic destruction.He shows how various ethnicities - Indians, blacks, Europeans - each left their own mark on images of colonialism and religion, co-opting them into expressions of identity or instruments of rebellion. In the process, he tells of Aztec idols, the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe, conquistadors, Franciscans, and neo-classical attempts to repress the baroque. In the final portion of the book, Gruzinski discusses the political and religious implications of contemporary imagery - such as that of Mexican soap operas - and speculates about the future of images in Latin America
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruzinski, Serge
Dewey number
972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1210
LC item number
.G7813 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
MacLean, Heather
Series statement
Latin America otherwise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Acculturation
  • Idols and images
  • Art and history
  • Beeldcultuur
  • Idoles et images
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Illustrations, images, etc.
  • Geschichte
  • Kultbild
  • Mexikobild
  • Mexiko
Label
Images at war : Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019), Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Heather MacLean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45100257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780822326434
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00049074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45100257
Label
Images at war : Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019), Serge Gruzinski ; translated by Heather MacLean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45100257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780822326434
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00049074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45100257

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