Table of contents for Contemporary Mexican cinema, 1989-1999 : history, space, and identity / Miriam Haddu ; with a preface by Nuala Finnegan.

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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations	i
Preface Dr Nuala Finnegan	iii
Acknowledgements	vii
Introduction - Mexican Filmmaking in the 1990s	1
PART I: HISTORY
Chapter 1 - Political Histories: Three Case Studies	11
 1. Context(s)	11
 2. Rojo amanecer (1989)	15
 3. El Bulto (1991)	19
 3.1 Past and Present Collide	23
 3.2 Salinas' Mexico	24
 3.3 Political (Re)visions	27
 4. La Ley de Herodes (1999)	29
 4.1 Political Stings	33
 4.2 Murder, Slander, and Satire	37
 4.3 Political Maneuvers	39
Chapter 2 - Re-writing the Conquest: Nicola?s Echevarri?a's Cabeza de 
Vaca (1992) and Salvador Carrasco's La Otra Conquista (1999)	45
 1. Historical Context(s)	45
 1.1 The Year 1992	46
 2. Cabeza de Vaca (1992)	48
 2.1 Truth and Lies	52
 2.2 Identity Crises	54
 2.3 Assimilation	58
 2.4 Conflicting Codes	60
 3. La Otra Conquista (1999)	62
 3.1 The Spiritual Conquest	64
 3.1.1 The Mother	65
 3.1.2 The War of Images	67
 4. Reversing the Negative Paradigm	71
 4.1 This is my Body, this is my Blood	73
 5. A Hybrid Nation	75
PART II: WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA
Chapter 3 - Re-defining la madre mexicana in Mari?a Novaro's 
Lola (1989)	81
 1. Women and Filmmaking in Mexico: An Overview	81
 1.1 Sociohistorical Change(s)	82
 2. The Women Directors of Contemporary Mexican Cinema	84
 2.1 Female Narratives on the Contemporary Screen	86
 3. The Creation of an Idol: Sara Garci?a and la madre mexicana	89
 3.1 Mexico's Mothering Complex: An Overview	91
 4. Motherhood Re-Visited: The Case of Mari?a Novaro's Lola (1989)	93
 4.1 The Conflicts of Motherhood	94
 4.2 Mothers and Daughters 	101
 4.3 Mexico's sagrada familia Demystified	107
Chapter 4 - Retorno al arrabal: The Case of Dana Rotberg's Angel de
 fuego (1992)	115
 1. Context(s)	115
 2. Dana Rotberg and Angel de fuego (1992)	117
 3. Three Different Visions of the arrabal in Mexican Cinematic History	121
 3.1 The Good: Rodri?guez's 'Valle de La?grimas / Valley of Tears' vs 
 Galindo's 'Social Realism'	121
 3.2 The Bad: Benevolent Poverty on the Screen	124
 3.3 The Ugly: Bun
uel's Demystification of the arrabal	126
 3.3.1 Los olvidados (1950)	128
 3.4 Rotberg's re-vision of the arrabal - Social/Political Contexts	130
 3.4.1 The arrabal Re-visited	132
 4. Representations of the Body in Angel de fuego - Body vs Soul	134
 4.1 The Body as Sin	139
 4.1.1 The Body as Text	142
PART III: GEOGRAPHICAL (RE)LOCATIONS
Chapter 5 - Re-Mapping the Borderlands: Mari?a Novaro's El Jardi?n
 del Ede?n (1994)	149
 1. Context(s)	149
 1.1 El jardi?n del Ede?n (1994)	150
 2. Geographies of Location: Borders and Boundaries - Physical Borders	153
 2.1 Boundaries - Geographical Boundaries	161
 2.1.1 Other Boundaries	166
 3. Imagined Spaces: Re-Locating the Garden of Eden	174
Chapter 6 - Mexico's Other Geographies: The Big City vs The Country	181
 1. Context(s)	181
 1.1 The City in Mexican Cinema	182
 1.1.1 Mexico City in Golden Age Cinema	183
 1.2 Contemporary Mexican Cinema Returns to the City	189
 2. So?lo con tu pareja (1991)	191
 2.1 Mexico City in So?lo con tu pareja (1991)	195
 2.1.1 Urban Geographies	196
 2.2 The Postmodern City	198
 3. The 'Other' Mexicos	 202
 3.1 The Birth of the Rancheras	 202
 3.2 Rural Life in Golden Age Mexican Cinema: the Figueroa-Ferna?ndez 
 Formula	 206
 3.2.1 Mexicanidad on the Screen	 206
 3.3 Contemporary Visions of the Country: Felipe Cazals' Canoa (1975)	 213
 3.3.1 Carlos Carrera's La mujer de Benjami?n (1991)	 215
Conclusion	 229
Bibliography	 235	
Index	 247

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Motion pictures -- Mexico.