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The Resource The Aztec palimpsest : Mexico in the modern imagination, Daniel Cooper Alarcón

The Aztec palimpsest : Mexico in the modern imagination, Daniel Cooper Alarcón

Label
The Aztec palimpsest : Mexico in the modern imagination
Title
The Aztec palimpsest
Title remainder
Mexico in the modern imagination
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Cooper Alarcón
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mexico is more than a country; it is a concept that is the product of a complex network of discourses as disparate as the rhetoric of Chicano nationalism, English-language literature about Mexico, and Mexican tourist propaganda. The idea of "Mexicanness," says Daniel Cooper Alarcon, has arisen through a process of erasure and superimposition as these discourses have produced contentious and sometimes contradictory descriptions of their subject." "By considering Mexicanness as a palimpsest of these competing yet interwoven narratives, Cooper offers a paradigm through which the construction and representation of cultural identity can be studied. He shows how the Chicano myth of Aztlan was constructed upon earlier Mesoamerican myths, discusses representations of Mexico in texts by nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, and analyzes the content of tourist literature, thereby revealing the economic, social, and political interests that drive the production of Mexicanness today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper Alarcón, Daniel
Dewey number
972
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F1216.5
LC item number
.C69 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Mexican Americans
  • Tourism
  • Publicity
  • American literature
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
The Aztec palimpsest : Mexico in the modern imagination, Daniel Cooper Alarcón
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-218) 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
Contents
Toward a new understanding of Aztlán and Chicano cultural identity -- Mexico as infernal paradise -- "Where do you get your ideas about Mexico?" -- If a tree falls ... tourism and Mexicanness
Control code
35714635
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 224 pages
Isbn
9780816516568
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Aztec palimpsest : Mexico in the modern imagination, Daniel Cooper Alarcón
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-218) 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
Contents
Toward a new understanding of Aztlán and Chicano cultural identity -- Mexico as infernal paradise -- "Where do you get your ideas about Mexico?" -- If a tree falls ... tourism and Mexicanness
Control code
35714635
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 224 pages
Isbn
9780816516568
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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