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Author Zavala, Adriana.

Title Becoming modern, becoming tradition : women, gender, and representation in Mexican art / Adriana Zavala.

Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  704.94240972 Zav    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 365 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-349) and index.
Contents 1. The eternal feminine : self-sacrifice, modesty, and discretion -- 2. Fin de siglo : modernity and the culture of decadence -- 3. Pupilas and Mestizas -- 4. Santa, La India Bonita, and Mexican maternity -- 5. Desnudas, Amazonas, and Tehuanas -- 6. Double portraits : "sons (and daughters) of La Malinche" -- Epilogue.
Summary "Explores the imagery of woman in Mexican art and visual culture. Examines how woman signified a variety of concepts, from modernity to authenticity and revolutionary social transformation, both before and after the Mexican Revolution"--Provided by publisher.
Notes 2011 Association for Latin American Art Book Award.
Subject Women in art.
Women in popular culture -- Mexico.
Art, Mexican -- 20th century.
Art and society -- Mexico -- 20th century.
Variant Title Women, gender, and representation in Mexican art.
ISBN 9780271034713 (cloth : alk. paper)
0271034718 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780271035246 (paperback)
0271035242 (paperback)