Amores Perros or the agonistics of racialized masculinities in contemporary Mexico.


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Date:       Friday, May 5, 2006
Time:       12:00 PM
Location: 1040 One Park Place
               Georgia State University
                Corner of Decatur Street and
                Park Place
                (2 Blocks from Five Points Marta Station)

Event Notes

The Department of Communication is concluding its search for a scholar of Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Issues in Film Studies.

HÉCTOR AMAYO will present his research, "Amores Perros or the agonistics of racialized masculinities in contemporary Mexico."

Additional Event Notes

In this presentation the author uses sociological and textual evidence to discuss the film Amores Perros (1999, d. Alejandro González Iñárritu) in terms of race and gender. The film serves as evidence of the constitution of new masculinities in Mexico City and as a manifestation of the continuous elision of race from Mexican public debates.

Hector Amaya is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Southwestern University in Texas. His scholarship explores transculturation by reference to the formation of subjects in their interaction with film and media texts. His projects have included the contemporary reception of Cuban film in Cuba and the US, the discursive construction of Latino immigrant narratives in the US, African American documentary reception, and the use of photography by women with breast cancer. Currently he is researching on contemporary Mexican film in its relation to Mexico's modernity, and in its impact in Latin America and the US.

This event is free.

For more information contact Sheldon Schiffer at 404.651.0467 or