“Going All the Way” “Fiesta” and “Maguey”

in In Excess

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226734149
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226734163 | DOI:
“Going All the Way” “Fiesta” and “Maguey”

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This chapter analyzes the “Fiesta” and “Maguey” of Sergei Eisenstein's film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. It highlights the excessive detail in the film's imagery and its violent homoeroticism, and links its digressive sexuality to a symbolic economy centered on production. This chapter also investigates the treatment of homoerotism as it is linked in the film to religious ecstasy.

Keywords: Fiesta; Maguey; homoeroticism; digressive sexuality; symbolic economy; religious ecstasy

Chapter.  18097 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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