New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema

Author: J. Andermann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137304839
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF
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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.

The New Brazilian Cinema

Author: Lúcia Nagib
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857715070
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since the mid-1990s, Brazil has produced nearly 200 feature length films. Many of these have been received enthusiastically by audiences and critics and released worldwide. This passionately argued and illuminating book provides the first comprehensive critical account of what is known as the ‘Renaissance of Brazilian cinema’ and demonstrates just how thought-provoking and inspiring Brazilian cinema has become. The book looks at the broader political and policy-making issues for this dynamic new cinema. It also offers close analyses of internationally acclaimed films like Central Station, Seven Days in September, Orfeu and Me You Them and investigates daringly experimental works, such as Chronically Unfeasible, Starry Sky and Perfumed Ball. It examines common factors across a great variety of films, including film makers’ engagement with national identity, a major concern for the Cinema Novo of the 1960s, which has emerged in contemporary films with new relevance in a globalized world. The contributors include film and cultural policy-makers who have participated in the Brazilian film revival as well as film scholars and journalists, giving a variety of readings of films, movements or filmmakers, stimulating debate and presenting throughout contrasting, even opposing viewpoints. The beauty of Nagib's book makes readers want to seek out the films being described...a valuable collection. - Film International

Mass Media Effects Across Cultures

Author: Felipe Korzenny
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780803946231
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Author: Daniel Balderston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134788517
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.