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dc.contributor.advisorTillman, Ellen
dc.contributor.authorEncinas, Ivan Salvador
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-15T19:20:52Z
dc.date.available2016-01-15T19:20:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5936
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, December 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the effect that American film, as a form of soft power, has on bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States. Film is a deep representation of a country’s culture and can give insight into the traditions, ideals, and customs of any particular country. By looking at how Mexican society views American life through its film, the potential for more peaceful relations between the U.S. and Mexico can be established through greater cultural understanding and awareness. Mexican reactions and sentiments toward American-made films were analyzed through online research of Mexican commentary on the ten highest grossing American films in Mexico as well as American films that portray Mexico and its people in the 21st century. Mexican people felt and reacted fondly to the United State’s major blockbusters, while American film depictions of Mexican society were more harshly received, particularly for their disingenuous and stereotypical portrayals of Mexican life. This research shows that something as simple as American film can have a profound effect on Mexican attitudes and perceptions of Americans and the United States, which can affect the entire Mexico-U.S. relationship.en_US
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dc.format.extent83 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjectFilmen_US
dc.subjectSoft poweren_US
dc.subjectAnti-Americanismen_US
dc.titleAmerican Cinema Through the Eyes of Mexico: US-Mexican Relations, Soft Power, and American Filmen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiller, Michael
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University


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