El Pancho Villa de Regino Hernández Llergo

Vuelvas, Carlos Ramírez
December 2011
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;dic2011, Vol. 17 Issue 34, p137
Academic Journal
The interview report "Una semana con Villa en la Hacienda de Canutillo" by Regino Hernández Llergo, written and published in 1922 in the newspaper El Universal, anticipates a patriarchal leadership model, a profile whose symbolic structures were used by the Mexican government during the nationalizations undertaken by the Mexican Revolution, in the decades of the forties and fifties of the twentieth century. Hence the text expresses cultural traits of the Mexican government system, from the pen of a journalist who is credited with promoting sensationalism and a "manly" journalism. The culturalist reading of the icon of Pancho Villa that appears in "Una semana…" demonstrates the characterization of the values of such leadership in Mexican culture: courage, strength, work, dominance, masculinity and tenderness.


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