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Racism, identity politics and construction of "otherness" in ecuadorian cinema.

Abstract in spanish

This article pretends to investigate the Ecuadorian cinema of the first decades of XXth century with the purpose of understanding the ideological and political parameters from where the representations and the imaginary ones take place about the indian. Starting off of the notion of cinema like "semiotic apparatus" that "participates in decisive form in the social production of the identity and the subjectivity".

Keywords: imaginary and indigenous representations,Ecuadorian cinema,semiotics.
Author: Christian León. Licenciado en Sociología, Universidad Central del Ecuador (UCE). Master en Estudios de la Cultura, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar.
Received: January 17th, 2005, Accepted: June 10th, 2005
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 5 - Santiago, Julio 2005 - 91/100 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.