The Bronze Screen
Chicana and Chicano Film Culture
By (author) Rosa Linda Fregoso
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Bronze Screen by Rosa Linda Fregoso
Book Description"Born in East LA","La Bamba", "American Me" and "Zoot Suit" are all recent films by and about chicanos. In this study, the author offers an explanation of the cultural significance of these and other films, using approaches from feminist studies, cultural studies and film theory. "The Bronze Screen" explores the historical conditions that produced the "bronze" explosions on Hollywood and independent film screens. Fregoso also puts forth social, textual and cultural readings that examine questions of cultural nationalism, feminism, and sexuality as contemporary issues facing the chicano and chicana communities. Ultimately, this work takes readers on a critical tour of the chicano cinema that emerged during the chicano power movement of the late 60s - when films were staged on the ground of anti-racism politics in the United States - and continues through more recent films of the 1980s and 1990s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816621361
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rosa Linda Fregoso
Mexicana Encounters, Paperback (November 2003)
Charts the dynamic and contradictory representation of Mexicanas and Chicanas in culture. The author's self-reflexive approach to cultural politics embraces the movement for social justice and offers fresh insights into the ways that racial and gender differences are inscribed in cultural practices.
Cultural Studies, Paperback (November 1990)» View all books by Rosa Linda Fregoso
Focusing on Chicano discourse, this book examines ethnography, feminism, the politics of representation, education and post-modernist thought and the Latin position in the urban political economy.
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