- Subject index
Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.
Chapter 7: Y Tu Crítica También: The Development of Mexican Film Studies at Home and Abroad
Y Tu Crítica También: The Development of Mexican Film Studies at Home and Abroad
Mexico has a remarkable audio-visual history. Once a country that boasted a vigorous film industry, Mexico has been a large and influential creator of cultural capital and a key player in transnational media flows. It has produced more than 5,000 films, equal to the combined production of all other Latin American countries (see Paranaguá, 1995: 12). Yet, despite the existence of a considerable literature that treats the subject of Mexican cinema both at home and abroad, its study remains largely entrapped in questions of ‘the national’ and ‘the popular’ as well as of ‘national specificity’. Many other ...