Title: Latin American Cinemas
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
2011. Paperback. During the years, Latin American cinema has experienced an enormous upsurge, prompting film critics and scholars to hail the onset of a new era. This collection analyzes the films that reflect and examine contemporary lives in their diversity and singularity, through their focus on identity politics, sexuality, the body, the family, and community. Editor(s): Bermudez Barrios, Nayibe. Num Pages: 344 pages, 34 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 1KL; APFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 227 x 154 x 27. Weight in Grams: 502. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781552385142
Synopsis: During the past twenty years, Latin American cinema has experienced an enormous upsurge, prompting film critics and scholars to hail the onset of a new era. What this signals, more than thriving financial or production infrastructures, is a renovated cinematic vision connected more closely to everyday experience and social and cultural concerns. The films analyzed in this new collection reflect and examine contemporary lives in their diversity and singularity, through their focus on identity politics, sexuality, the body, the family, and/or community. Drawing especially on Jean-Luc Nancy?s notion of ?inoperative community? and Enrique Dussel?s critique of ?modernity,? these eleven essays weave together a progression that stresses the breakdown of the nation-state in Latin America and the search for new communal settings.
About the Author:
Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish at the University of Calgary, and author of Sujetos transnacionales: la negociación en cine y literatura.
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