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Considerations on Nationalism and Regionalism in Mexican Cinema 1930-1960.

Abstract in spanish

Nationalism and regionalism have been fundamental in the building of ideological, imaginery and aestheticre sources in Mexican film industry. This essay examines the origins and the different reasons that determined these characteristics, identifying some of their variations and giving example staken from relevant expresions of this seventh art produced in Mexico during the period 1930 to 1960. Finally it establishes a critical reflexión on the essencialistic principles of the “mexicanidad” that is one of the fundamental basis of this cinema.

Keywords: Nationalism,Regionalism,Essencialism,Mexican Cinema.
Author: Ricardo Pérez Montfort. Historiador, Profesor-Investigador titular, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), México. Profesor de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Received: April 06th, 2015, Accepted: June 12th, 2015
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 25 - Santiago, julio 2015 - 17/29 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.