Type of Document Thesis Author Grandage, Jonathan Herbert Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-04062007-143438 Title "This ain't gringoland;" The Salvadoran Civil War in U.S. Popular Film Degree Master of Arts Department History, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Robinson Herrera Committee Chair Matt Childs Committee Member Max Friedman Committee Member Keywords
- El Salvador History; U.S.-El Salvador Foreign Rela
Date of Defense 2007-04-02 Availability unrestricted AbstractABSTRACT
This thesis examines the portrayal of the Salvadoran Civil War in two popular U.S. films, Salvador (1986) and Romero (1989). Using a variety of sources as well as the films, this thesis is a cultural study of the images and words used by the filmmakers to render El Salvador recognizable to American audiences. The study focuses on both the ideology of the filmmakers as well as the development of historical characterizations in the films. The findings of this study demonstrate the role of individual bias in representing foreign others as well as the ways in which perpetual stereotypes of Latin America are employed in American cinema. This study, in addition to demonstrating the historicity of the films herein discussed, also situates the portrayal of historical events within the larger context of the Cold War and the Salvadoran Civil War.
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