The Stridentist Movement in Mexico : The Avant-Garde and Cultural Change in the 1920s
Stridentism (estridentismo) was a literary, artistic, and cultural movement founded in Mexico in the 1920s by poets Manuel Maples Arce, GermOn List Arzubide, and Salbador Gallardo, prose writer Arqueles Vela, painters Fermin Revueltas, Ram-n Alva de la Canal, Leopoldo MZndez, and Jean Charlot, and sculptor GermOn Cueto. This book is a wide-ranging study of Stridentism that emphasizes the multifaceted nature of its contributions and addresses key debates in this period of Mexican cultural history.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
- 01 Aug 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Stridentist Adventure Part 2 Part One: Metropolis Chapter 3 1. Manifestos Chapter 4 2. Charting the Territory Chapter 5 3. Artistic Affiliations Chapter 6 4. Stridentist Art and Artists Chapter 7 5. From the Street to the Stage Chapter 8 6. Politics and the Avant-Garde Chapter 9 7. Women, Sexuality, and Modernity Part 10 Part Two: Horizons Chapter 11 8. The Invented Provinces Chapter 12 9. Stridentopolis Chapter 13 10. New (and Old) Horizons Chapter 14 11. Xavier Icaza and Stridentism Chapter 15 12. Eternity
In this welcome, wide-ranging study of the 'stridentist' movement and cultural changes in Mexico during the 1920s, Rashkin evaluates different aspects of estridentismo : manifestos, publications, performances, artistic affiliations, and social issues... This work will be valuable for anyone interested in the Mexican avant-garde cultural movement during the 1920s. Including an excellent biography, the book serves as a solid introduction to this avant-garde group and a useful review for those already familiar with the subject... Recommended. CHOICE Rashkin's study could be a useful textbook for undergraduate courses when accompanied by more theoretical studies of the movement, like Unruh's The Latin American Vanguards, as well as by primary texts. The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History At last, the book we've been waiting for, an in-depth examination of the most important avant-garde movement in Spanish America. An excellent investigation that does not fail to address the many artistic disciplines that the Stridentist movement encompassed, nor its relationship to the Mexican Revolution. -- Esther Hernandez Palacios, Universidad Veracruzana In this compelling study, Elissa Rashkin meticulously details one of Mexico's most original yet once nearly forgotten artistic movements. The revolutionary Stridentists were original, noisy, creative, and gleefully carnivalesque in their avant-gardism. Long anticipated, this book evaluates their fascinating activities and rightly situates them in historical context. !Viva el mole de guajolote! -- Andrew Grant Wood, University of Tulsa The Movimiento Estridentista of the 1920s was Mexico's most important avant-garde movement, and author Elissa Rashkin has written a well-researched, fascinating study of this dynamic group, providing an extensive understanding of the works and ideas of the writers and artists involved. Her book is the first full-length monograph about the Stridentist Movement in English and a welcome addition to Mexican cultural studies. -- Deborah Caplow, University of Washington Elissa Rashkin's The Stridentist Movement in Mexico, directed to a US academic audience, is another welcome contribution to recent studies in English on the Mexican avant-gardes. The book provides a remarkably thorough overview of Stridentistism that will be of great use to scholars and students wishing to familiarize themselves with Mexican culture during the 1920s and 1930s... The Stridentist Movement in Mexico will offer a wealth of information from which readers can develop their own perspectives. It is precisely because of the broad scope of its approach that Rashkin's book makes a valuable contribution to the study of one of the most dynamic periods of Mexican culture. Revista de Estudios Hispanicos The book provides a remarkably thorough overview of Stridentistism that will be of great use to scholars and students wishing to familiarize themselves with Mexican culture during the 1920s and 1930s...It is precisely because of the broad scope of its approach that Rashkin's book makes a valuable contribution to the study of one of the most dynamic periods of Mexican culture. Seccion Bibliografica
About Elissa J. Rashkin
Elissa J. Rashkin is researcher in cultural and communication studies at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico and author of Women Filmmakers in Mexico: The Country of Which We Dream (2001).