New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema

Author: J. Andermann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137304839
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Reality Effects brings together the reflections of leading film scholars and critics from Latin America, the UK and the United States on the re-emergence of the real as a prime concern in contemporary Argentine and Brazilian film, and as a main reason for the acclaim both cinematographies have won among international audiences in recent years.

Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought

Author: Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137547901
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Through a collection of critical essays, this work explores twelve keywords central in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: indigenismo, Americanism, colonialism, criollismo, race, transculturation, modernity, nation, gender, sexuality, testimonio, and popular culture. The central question motivating this work is how to think—epistemologically and pedagogically—about Latin American and Caribbean Studies as fields that have had different historical and institutional trajectories across the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States.

Viral Voyages

Author: L. Meruane
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137394994
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This is the first book to comprehensively examine Latin America's literary response to the deadly HIV virus. Proposing a bio-political reading of AIDs in the neoliberal era, Lina Meruane examines how literary representations of AIDS enter into larger discussions of community, sexuality, nation, displacement and globalization.

Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry

Author: Jossianna Arroyo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137305169
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Addressing the transnational relationships of Freemasonry, politics, and culture in the field of Latin American and Caribbean literatures and cultures, Writing Secrecy provides insight into Pan-Caribbean, transnational and diasporic formations of these Masonic lodges and their influences on political and cultural discourses in the Americas.

New Argentine Cinema

Author: Jens Andermann
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848854633
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Argentine filmmaking over the past two decades has enjoyed worldwide success. New Argentine Cinema explores this cinema from the mid-1990s to the present, from a film-analytical as well as a cultural studies perspective. It reveals the elements that have made for this success, in relation to the country's profound political, social and cultural crisis during the same period. Jens Andermann argues that cinema, more than any other art form, has proved a particularly effective medium for engaging with the way crisis has been lived and experienced, due to its own exposure to economic and technological change. Thus, the most recent wave of films also differs markedly from the Argentine cinema of the preceding decade, following the end of the dictatorship in 1983. Studying films including Lucrecia Martel's La cienaga (The Swamp), Lisandro Alonso's La libertad (Freedom), Albertina Carri's Los rubios (The Blondes), Martin Rejtman's Silvia Prieto and Pablo Trapero's Nacido y criado (Born and Bred), among others, he identifies a shift in aesthetic sensibilities between these directors and those of the previous generation, as well as a profound change in the way films are being made, and their relation to the audio-visual field at large. In combining close comparative analyses with a review of the changing models of production, editing, actorship and location, this book uncovers the ways in which Argentine films have managed to construct a complex, multilayered account of their own present, still troubled by the unresolved legacies of the past.--Book Jacket.

The Latin American Counter Road Movie and Ambivalent Modernity

Author: Nadia Lie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319451383
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This book offers a comprehensive and systematic overview of the flourishing genre of the contemporary Latin American road movie, of which Diarios de motocicleta and Y tu mamá también are only the best-known examples. It offers the first systematic survey of the genre and explains why the road movie is key to contemporary Latin American cinema and society. Proposing the new category of “counter-road movie,” and paying special attention to the genre’s intricate relationship to modernity, Nadia Lie charts the variety of the road movie through films by both renowned and emerging filmmakers. The Latin American (Counter-) Road Movie and Ambivalent Modernity engages with ongoing debates on transnationalism and takes the reader along a wide range of topics, from exile to undocumented migration, from tourism to internally displaced people.

Culture of Class

Author: Matthew B. Karush
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822352648
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Major change came to Argentina during the first decades of the twentieth century. Following the mass influx of European immigrants to the country during the beginning of the century, a truly national culture was produced through mass media, facilitating the assimilation of immigrants and their descendants. New forms of media emerged, such as radio and cinema, as did new forms of entertainment, such as tango songs, films, and radio theater. Yet despite the unifying effect of popular culture, the nation remained divided, and, if anything, more so in 1950 than in 1910. This book argues that the key to understanding this paradox lies in a reassessment of the mass culture of the 1920s and 1930s. With a focus on film and radio in and around Buenos Aires, the locus of production as well as much of the market consumption, Karush shows how integration and class fractures occurred simultaneously in a short span of the country's history. He brings together the usually separated subjects of radio and cinema to show how they can combine to gauge a larger cultural and political environment and shed light on class distinctions. The book contributes to an ongoing discussion of the relationship between power and mass culture. It will be of interest to scholars of cultural history and urban studies and those interested in Latin American history and culture.

Mass Media Effects Across Cultures

Author: Felipe Korzenny
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780803946231
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This volume encompasses a compendium of diverse perspectives on media effects. All the contributions are original pieces which attempt to represent thought, research and ethics in the massive endeavour of understanding cross-cultural media effects. A list of variables which ought to be considered in future research is suggested and the contributors emphasize that there is no one methodology for the study of these processes.

Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures

Author: Scott MacKenzie
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520276744
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Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focussing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless central history of the cinema, exploring a series of documents that postulate ways in which to re-imagine the cinema and, in the process, re-imagine the world. This volume collects the major European “waves” and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, Free Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme ‘95); Latin American Third Cinemas (Birri, Sanjinés, Espinosa, Solanas); radical art and the avant-garde (Buñuel, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas, Ono, Sanborn); and world cinemas (Iimura, Makhmalbaf, Sembene, Sen). It also contains previously untranslated manifestos co-written by figures including Bollaín, Debord, Hermosillo, Isou, Kieslowski, Painlevé, Straub, and many others. Thematic sections address documentary cinema, aesthetics, feminist and queer film cultures, pornography, film archives, Hollywood, and film and digital media. Also included are texts traditionally left out of the film manifestos canon, such as the Motion Picture Production Code and Pius XI's Vigilanti Cura, which nevertheless played a central role in film culture.

Brazilian Cinema

Author: Randal Johnson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231102674
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From the documentary to the cinema novo and cannibalism, from Nelson Pereira dos Santos's Vidas Secas to music in the films of Glauber Rocha, this third, revised edition is a century-spanning introduction to the story of a medium that flourished in one of the most developed of 'underdeveloped' nations.