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Performing Mexicanidad I: Criminality and Lucha Libre

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter takes as its focus the intersection of the discourses of Mexican criminology (based on international narratives) and those of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) spectacle. The analysis ... More


The Photographic City: A City Heading in the Opposite Direction

MAGALI TERCERO

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents powerful images and accounts that chronicle contemporary urban life in Mexico. The images discussed were captured by the photographer Maya Goded. These photographs and ... More


Colonizing Resistance: Liminal Imperiality in the Cinema of El Santo and in Carlos Olvera’s Mejicanos en el espacio

David S. Dalton

in Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400394
eISBN:
9781683400523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400394.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses two venues that continued to debate the relationship between modernity, technological hybridity, and mestizaje as the postrevolutionary state began to lose credibility during ... More


Mexico: the cinema of Fernando Méndez

Valentina Vitali

in Capital and popular cinema: The dollars are coming!

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099656
eISBN:
9781526109774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099656.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the reader with an entirely different formation: Mexico between the late 1950s and early 1960s, where, unlike in Italy at the time, highly speculative capital interests were at ... More


The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Susana Vargas Cervantes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The Little Old Lady Killer focuses on the female serial killer Juana Barraza Samperio, a Mexican lucha libre wrestler who, disguised as a government nurse, strangled sixteen elderly women in Mexico ... More


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