Immigration and the Revival of the Sainete in Post-2001 Argentine Theater: El Super Crisol by Los Macocos.

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      The author compares the representation of immigration in the Argentine sainete of the early-twentieth century with later adaptations of the genre, focusing closely on the work El Super crisol (2005), by Los Macocos, a play that addresses the experience of Chinese, Romanian, Paraguayan, and Bolivian immigrants amid systemic discrimination, corruption, and impunity in the wake of Argentina's economic, social, and political crisis of 2001. Los Macocos parody the nation building mission present in many of the original sainetes, and instead draw attention to the imperative to critically examine racism and discriminatory attitudes toward immigrants in twenty-first century Argentina. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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