Explore the Palgrave Book Archives: Choose from over 10,000 eBooks, only 9.99 each! Browse now >>

Cultural Histories of Cinema

Global Mexican Cinema

Its Golden Age

Authors: Ricalde, Maricruz

  • Mexican cinema is a key national cinema and widely taught within American Studies, Spanish and Hispanic Studies
  • There is no other book that focuses in depth on the period between the 1930s and 1950s, or that takes a transnational approach
  • Both Robert Irwin and Mariacruz Ricalde are widely published authors and leading experts in the field
see more benefits

Buy this book

Hardcover $120.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-533-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $39.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-532-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
About this book

The golden age of Mexican cinema, which spanned the 1930s through to the 1950s, saw Mexico's film industry become one of
the most productive in the world, exercising a decisive influence on national culture and identity.

In the first major study of the global reception and impact of Mexican Golden Age cinema, this book captures the key aspects of its international success, from its role in forming a nostalgic cultural landscape for Mexican emigrants working in the United States, to its economic and cultural influence on Latin America, Spain and Yugoslavia. Challenging existing perceptions, the authors reveal how its film industry helped establish Mexico as a long standing centre of cultural influence for the Spanish-speaking world and beyond.

About the authors

Robert Irwin is Professor and Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Spanish and Portugese at the University of California, USA. He is the author of Bandits, Captives, Heroines and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico's Northwest Borderlands (2007), and co-editor of Dictionary of Latin American Cultural Studies (2011).


Mariacruz Castro Ricalde is Professor of Humanities at the Tecnológico de Monterry, Mexico. She is the author and co-editor of several books on Mexican culture and literature in Spanish, including El Cine Mexicano se Impone (2012).

Buy this book

Hardcover $120.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-533-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $39.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-532-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Mexican Cinema
Book Subtitle
Its Golden Age
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Histories of Cinema
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-533-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-532-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
240
Topics