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Noriega, 1991. Social Research 58(2):413-438

Citizen Chicano: The Trials and Titillations of Ethnicity in the American Cinema, 1935-1962
Chon Noriega

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Culture and Politics
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 58, No. 2 (Summer 1991): 413-438

EXCERPT: This article deals with motion pictures which addressed the issue of the place of the American in the U.S. Given the nature of the social problem of American citizenship, the films had to define the internal-external paradigm as a domestic rather than international one. The social-problem films fall into three major genres: romantic melodrama; courtroom drama/juvenile delinquent and boxing films. While in general these genres provide for diverse courses of action, each of the above films has an act of violence as the inciting incident, the incident the narrative attempts to resolve.
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