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Film and Democracy in Paraguay

Authors: Romero, Eva Karene

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  • Theorizes how seemingly depoliticized films can instead work in service of politically disruptive missions
  • Highlights how new democrat filmmakers in Paraguay use visual and linguistic approaches alike to comment upon and upend hegemony in Paraguay and Latin America more broadly
  • Argues the value of studying Paraguayan Film within the context of the sustainment of democracy and popular identity, a value central to the political climate across Latin America
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This book is dedicated to the study of Paraguayan film, particularly small cinemas and movies which represent a socio-politically charged perspective that has until now been overlooked in Latin American Studies. Romero demonstrates that these films are critical to understanding the dynamics of politics and cultural identity in Latin America as a whole. An in-depth exploration of the Latin American post-dictatorial transition of power Romero investigates this contemporary crisis through the dynamics of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Each chapter takes a film or films as its jumping off point, then zooms out to encompass elements of the national political, economic, social, and historical context. Romero analyzes some of the most pressing social issues in Paraguay while reflecting on the power of cultural discourse through film.

About the authors

Eva Karene Romero studies the arts and culture of Latin America and the US Southwest. She has lectured at The University of Arizona, USA, and published in Hispania and the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.


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“Eva Karene Romero’s study of Paraguayan cinema is the first monograph about the nation’s cinema, but it is also much more than that. … Romero’s book comes at a very opportune moment. Not only is this a watershed text about an overlooked aspect of the culture of a country that remains little known, but it was written as cineastes in Paraguay lobbied their government to pass a cinema law.” (Catherine Leen, Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies, Vol. 3 (1), 2019)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Film and Democracy in Paraguay
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44814-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44814-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44813-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83142-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 169
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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