• Con la Historia a cuestas: 'Lone Star', de John Sayles

    Author(s):
    José Angel GARCÍA LANDA (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Anthropology, Film Studies, Historical theory and the philosophy of history, Historiography
    Subject(s):
    Cultural studies, Cultural identity, Ethnicity, Film studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Texas, John Sayles, films, identity politics, Immigrants
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nq2x-fr13
    Abstract:
    Spanish abstract: 'Lone Star' (John Sayles, 1996) es una película sobre la etnicidad y sobre el peso del pasado tratado aquí de manera reflexiva. Es un tema inevitablemente presente en las películas norteamericanas (o en muchas de ellas) pero a menudo sólo como parte del trasfondo, o evitado en el desarrollo de la historia principal. Aquí está en el centro —y los dos temas son en realidad el mismo: cómo las relaciones entre comunidades étnicas en el presente están marcadas y condicionadas por lo que han sido sus relaciones (de opresión, de confrontación) en el pasado. ____________________________________________________________________________________ English abstract: 'Lone Star' (John Sayles, 1996) is a film on ethnicity and on the weight of the past, which is dealt with here in a reflexive mode. It is a subject which is inevitably present in many American films, but as a rule merely as part of the background, and usually avoided in the unfolding of the main storyline. Here it is at the centre, and both subjects are really the same: the way in which the relationships between ethnic communities in the present are marked and conditioned by the history of their relations (of oppression or confrontation) in the past.
    Notes:
    "Con la historia a cuestas: Lone Star, de John Sayles." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 28 Dec. 2010. http://vanityfea.blogspot.com/2010/12/con-la-historia-cuestas-lone-star-de.html
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