Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bonus 10nth Anniversary Posting "Treat"!!!???? Still More "Mexican" Stereotypes or More Semiotic Fun from the History of Race in the Americas

Bonus 10nth Anniversary Posting "Treat"!!!???? Still More "Mexican" Stereotypes or More Semiotic Fun from the History of Race in the Americas--this time from Spicy Western volume 5, number 3, from 1937!



Of course, Mexican and Native American stereotypes are not the only best bits to be found in Spicy Western magazine--salacious proto porn is also there for the masses!




October 30, 2006 Saw the First Textmex Galleryblog Posting...



Has it really been 10 years and 23 days? For a decade then, this site has been documenting the history of "Mexicans" in the American imagination in the 20th and, now, 21st centuries. And what a story it is. I knew when I started the Textmex Galleryblog that there were oodles of cultural artifacts that I could never stuff into the pages of Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America.  First off, you would need a page-count akin to the old Encyclopedia Britannica, which UT Press would never go for, and second, you would need the patience of a Samuel Johnson to pull of such an epic project.I took the easy route of using the World Wide Web, and the rest, as they say, is history. In any event, I was scouring the internets for classic 20th century pulp western images of "Mexicans" and I found some new examples--more for the neo-fascists in Trump's camp to absorb as they mount their bid for temporary (I hope!) hegemony:




This last one below is the most curious--there is no "Mexican" in sight, rather the "Mexican Meeting" is a cipher / shorthand for illicit sexual potentiality--one of the chief theses stuffed into Tex[t]-Mex: the "Mexican" as synecdoche, as shorthand for the inauguration of a 'dark', 'hot' coupling.

You can read about the origins of the Textmex Galleryblog here: http://textmex.blogspot.com/2012/03/about-text-mex-galleryblog.html







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