Immigration cinema in the new Europe / Isolina Ballesteros.
- Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2015.
xv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Emigration and immigration in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Europe -- History.
Immigrants in motion pictures.
- Immigration Cinema in the New Europe examines a variety of films from the early 1990s that depict and address the lives and identities of both first-generation immigrants and children of the diaspora in Europe. Whether they are authored by immigrants themselves or by white Europeans who use the resources and means of production of dominant cinema to politically engage with the immigrants' predicaments, these films, Isolina Ballesteros shows, are unmappable--a condition resulting from immigration cinema's recombination and deliberate blurring of filmic conventions pertaining to two or more genres. In an age of globalization and increased migration, this book theorizes immigration cinema in relation to notions such as gender, hybridity, transculturation, border crossing, transnationalism, and translation.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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