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The politics of affect and emotion in contemporary Latin American cinema : Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico / Laura Podalsky.

Author/Creator:
Podalsky, Laura, 1964-
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 218 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- Latin America.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Motion pictures -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Latin America -- History -- 21st century.
Summary:
"This book explores the role of emotion and affect in recent Latin American cinemas (1990s-2000s) in the context of larger public debates about past traumas and current anxieties. To address this topic, it examines some of the most significant trends in contemporary Latin American filmmaking, including the emergence of the thriller as a preferred genre to address the legacies of the 1960s and 1970s; the rise of "youth" films about globally-connected and disaffected young adults; and the proliferation of transnational productions by "traveling" filmmakers that encourage audiences to feel for "others." The book features close textual analysis of individual films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico; as well as commentary on the changing structure of Latin American film industries. It frames those analyses within a discussion of recent critical and theoretical debates about affect, sentimentalism and compassion, particularly as they relate to film"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Of passion, aesthetics, and politics : rethinking the New Latin American cinema and beyond
Thrilling histories : replaying the past in genre films
Affecting legacies and contemporary structures of feeling
Alien/nation : contemporary youth in film
Migrant feelings : global networks and transnational affective communities.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780230109551 (hardback)
0230109551 (hardback)
OCLC:
670481136
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