By Rocío G. Davis, Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, Johanna C. Kardux

This quantity analyzes leading edge different types of media and song (art installations, T.V. ads, images, motion pictures, songs, telenovelas) to ascertain the functionality of migration in modern tradition. although migration reviews and media experiences are ostensibly varied fields, this transnational choice of essays addresses how their interconnection has formed our figuring out of the paradigms wherein we predict approximately migration, ethnicity, kingdom, and the transnational. Cultural representations intrude in collective ideals. paintings and media sincerely effect the methods the adventure of migration is articulated and recalled, intervening in person perceptions in addition to public coverage.

To comprehend the relationship among migration and numerous media, the authors learn how migration is represented in movie, tv, song, and artwork, but additionally how media form the ways that host nation and native land are imagined. one of the themes thought of are new mediated types for representing migration, widening the point of view at the methods those representations can be analyzed; readings of enactments of reminiscence in trans- and inter-disciplinary methods; and discussions of globalization and transnationalism, inviting us to reconsider conventional borders in admire to migration, kingdom states, in addition to disciplines.

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Produced by Rick Schmidlin and Albert Zugsmith. ” says the officer, a bit incredulous at the couple’s different races. “Philadelphia,” Mrs. Vargas answers to his previous question. Philadelphia, with its connotations of ‘mainline’ upper-class WASP society, is the perfect contrasting place of origin to Mexico. The less aggressive Mr. ” The immigration officer is suddenly and unexpectedly friendly. ” he drawls to a colleague behind the Vargases. They all turn their heads from the camera and look over their shoulders to see Jim.

S. myth of frontier expansion into the realm of space exploration, reading/writing aliens through the Native American image. 5 Pursuing Pfitzer’s intuition, one could suggest that if science fiction appropriates the frontier myth, it implicitly addresses the Spanish/Mexican presence, which after the Mexican-American War raised questions of immigration along the new international border. Paradigms of Attitudes Toward Immigration 17 The analysis can be contextualized by recalling Diedrich Diederichsen’s observation on Hollywood’s tendency to divide migrants into two distinct types: those who productively contribute to the melting pot and their opposites, the phobically perceived, natural disaster-like subhuman floods of evil masses that threaten to undermine the national welfare.

Screenplay by Charles Lederer. RKO Radio Pictures, 1951. 2 No Country for Old Certainties Ambivalence, Hybridity, and Dangerous Crossings in Three Borderland Films Page Laws All border towns bring out what’s worst in the country. ” Ironically enough, Vargas has earlier boasted about their two countries’ history as good neighbors: “One of the longest borders on earth is right between your country and mine. Open border. ” The conflicted character Mr. Vargas was of course speaking circa 1958, when the real President Eisenhower had just started Operation Wetback to make the open border a bit less so.

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