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dc.contributor.advisorTolentino-Solano, Adriana
dc.contributor.authorTolentino, Adriana
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-18T13:32:29Z
dc.date.available2010-03-18T13:32:29Z
dc.date.issued2009-12-10
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10660
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/6007
dc.description.abstractThe image of the traditional patriarchal family as the perfect allegory for the nation has been widely used in Latin American literature since the 19th century. Within the frame of postmodernism, this study challenges and updates such perfection by centering its discussion on the marginalized perspective of orphanhood. Mexican artists from the turn of the 20th century (1989-2005) use the figure of the orphan to capture a sentiment of disenchantment and isolation resulted from the failure of promoted family/nation ideals. Writers Carmen Boullosa, Jesús González Dávila, Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, and Mario Bellatín, and filmmakers Marisa Sistach, Gustavo Loza and María Novaro, with their different means of representation, evidence a search in which the orphan diversifies its ties beyond bloodlines. As a result, the orphan (and metaphorically, Mexicans) faces the opportunity to re-define himself outside an ideal of family/nation that no longer represents the reality of present day Mexico.
dc.format.extent253 pages
dc.language.isoSP
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectLatin American literature
dc.subjectCinematography
dc.subjectMexican film
dc.subjectMexican literature
dc.subjectNation
dc.subjectOrphanhood
dc.titleFAMILIAS DESMEMBRADAS Y ORFANDADES: REPRESENTACIONES DE UNA ACTITUD POSMODERNA HACIA LA NACIÓN MEXICANA
dc.contributor.cmtememberKuhnheim, Jill
dc.contributor.cmtememberDay, Stuart
dc.contributor.cmtememberAnderson, Danny
dc.contributor.cmtememberPérez, Jorge
dc.contributor.cmtememberFalicov, Tamara
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineSpanish & Portuguese
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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