Global Cinema

The Child in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Authors: Martin, Deborah

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  • Places the contemporary representation of the child in a historical context
  • Examines the themes with which the figure of the child is associated
  • Discusses how the narrative and stylistic techniques create the child's perspective in Latin American cinema
  • Analyses the relationship between dominant myths of the child, Latin American cultural preoccupations and cinematic representation
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What is the child for Latin American cinema? This book aims to answer that question, tracing the common tendencies of the representation of the child in the cinema of Latin American countries, and demonstrating the place of the child in the movements, genres and styles that have defined that cinema. Deborah Martin combines theoretical readings of the child in cinema and culture, with discussions of the place of the child in specific national, regional and political contexts, to develop in-depth analyses and establish regional comparisons and trends. She pays particular attention to the narrative and stylistic techniques at play in the creation of the child's perspective, and to ways in which the presence of the child precipitates experiments with film aesthetics.

Bringing together fresh readings of well-known films with attention to a range of little-studied works, The Child in Contemporary Latin American Cinema examines films from the recent and contemporary period, focussing on topics such as the death of the child in ‘street child’ films, the role of the child in post-dictatorship filmmaking and the use of child characters to challenge gender and sexual ideologies. The book also aims to place those analyses in a historical context, tracing links with important precursors, and paying attention to the legacy of the child’s figuring in the mid-century movements of melodrama and the New Latin American Cinema.

About the authors

Deborah Martin is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at University College London, UK. She is author of Painting, Literature and Film in Colombian Feminine Culture (2012) and The Cinema of Lucrecia Martel (2016), and editor of Latin American Women Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics (with Deborah Shaw, 2017).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £76.00
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Hardcover £95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53060-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Child in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
Authors
Series Title
Global Cinema
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52822-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52822-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53060-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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