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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

The Latin American (Counter-) Road Movie and Ambivalent Modernity

Authors: Lie, Nadia

  • Offers a critical survey of the Latin American road film genre through an analysis covering over 160 films
  • The first monograph to connect Latin American road film across periods, nations, and traditions – culminating in a truly transnational study
  • Provides a unique overview of the genre from a historical and geographical point of view, as well as from the point of view of circuits of production and distribution
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Nadia Lie is Professor of Latin American Literature and Film at KU Leuven, Belgium.

Reviews

“This is the most comprehensive study of the Latin American road movie to date. Expertly written and researched, it … references a wide range of films while providing close and original analysis of some of the most significant examples of the genre. This is an excellent, well-informed and insightful study that will be a key reference point for students and academics alike.” (Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK)

“A comprehensive study of the Latin American road movie, Lie's engaging and original book has expanded my understanding of the genre and its adaptibility, not least through the paradoxical but intriguing concept of the counter-road movie, the road movie where travel is impeded and the traveller gets stuck.” (Michael Chanan, Professor of Film and Video, Roehampton University, UK)

“Lie’s book engages with recent scholarship on the road movie and complements existing bibliography through its in-depth and broad take on the road movie genre as it has appeared in Latin America. Its focus on modernity and on how the genre engages with modernist discourses will appeal to scholars working outside of film studies and will prove a valuable contribution to academic scholarship on Latin America.” (Sara Brandellero, editor of “The Brazilian Road Movie: Journeys of (Self) Discovery”)

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eBook 76,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45138-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43553-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Latin American (Counter-) Road Movie and Ambivalent Modernity
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45138-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45138-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43553-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 245
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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