Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Resisting Neoliberalism?

Editors: Sandberg, Claudia, Rocha, Carolina (Eds.)

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  • The first volume to examine the relation between Latin American film and neoliberalism in a comprehensive form
  • Includes investigations from emerging and eminent film scholars from a global context as it specifically relates to Latin American cultural production
  • Traces the impact of neoliberalism from the late twentieth century up to the current moment
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Contemporary Latin American Cinema investigates the ways in which neoliberal measures of privatization, de-regularization and austerity introduced in Latin America during the 1990s have impacted film production and film narratives. The collection examines the relationship between economic policies and the films that depict recent transformations in many Latin American countries, demonstrating how contemporary Latin American film has not only criticized and resisted, but also benefitted from neoliberal advancements. Based on films produced in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru since 2010, the fourteen case studies illustrate neoliberalism’s effects, from big industries to small national cinemas. It also shows the new types of producers that have emerged, and the novel patterns of distribution, exhibition and consumption that shape and influence the Latin American filmscape. Through industry studies, reception analyses and close readings, this book establishes an informative and accessible text for scholars and students alike.

About the authors

Claudia Sandberg is a filmmaker and Senior Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research is concerned with relations between European and Latin American cinemas. Sandberg co-directed Peliculas Escondidas (2016), a documentary about Chilean émigré artists in East Germany, and is co-editor of The German Cinema Book 2 (2018).

Carolina Rocha is Professor of Spanish at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA. She specializes in contemporary Latin American cinema. She is author of Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976) (2017) and Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema (2012), and editor of Modern Argentine Masculinities (2013) and several other volumes about Latin American film.

Reviews

“There are so many new and innovative Latin American features and documentaries, yet there has been little literature in English that can be used successfully in the classroom and for research purposes. The division of chapters and the diversity of approaches is a major strength of the collection.” (Tamara L. Falicov, author of forthcoming book, Latin American Film Industries)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Contemporary Latin American Cinema and Resistance to Neoliberalism: Mapping the Field

    Sandberg, Claudia

    Pages 1-23

  • Southern Hegemonies and Metaphors of the Global South in También La Lluvia

    Martínez-Expósito, Alfredo

    Pages 27-42

  • Neoliberal Masculinities in Contemporary Peruvian Cinema: Octubre and El Limpiador

    Díaz-Zambrana, Rosana

    Pages 43-64

  • New Geographies of Class in Mexican and Brazilian Cinemas: Post Tenebras Lux and Que horas ela volta?

    Vázquez Vázquez, María Mercedes

    Pages 65-81

  • Paraíso ¿Cuánto pesa el amor?: Challenging the Neoliberal in Mexican Cinema

    Thornton, Niamh

    Pages 83-98

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Hardcover $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Latin American Cinema
Book Subtitle
Resisting Neoliberalism?
Editors
  • Claudia Sandberg
  • Carolina Rocha
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77010-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77010-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77009-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 278
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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