Exhibiting Mestizaje: Mexican (American) Museums in the Diaspora (Paperback)K. M. Davalos (author)
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Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 414 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 20 mm
""Exhibiting Mestizaje" is a deliberate, well-developed book. The narrative is densely written but worth every effort to read with care."
. . . "Exhibiting Mestizaje" is a must-read for any cultural critic, art historian, or native ethnographer . . . it contributes to the ongoing dialectic in a highly readable, theoretically sophisticated, often-brilliant text.
"Davalos's exciting, nuanced study makes . . . significant contributions to the history of Chicano/a art. She provides an innovative new approach that circumvents traditional binary judgements of Chicano/a art as either folkloric or Marxist. . . ."
""Exhibiting Mestizaje" is an important work and, because of Davalos's strong and sustained critique of Chicano nationalism, is also likely to be controversial. It offers both a rich, in-depth case study of a highly regarded Mexican cultural institution, the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago, and a critical study of Chicano/a art that recognizes the complex representational practices of people of Mexican descent. Davalos draws on different theoretical models from multiple disciplines. As a result, the book will undoubtedly make a lasting contribution to the field of museum research and studies, gender stidies, Chicano/a studies, cultural studies, and art history. . . Davalos has contributed a very important body of work in "Exhibiting Mestizaje.""
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