The Migration and Politics of Monsters in Latin American Cinema

Authors: Eljaiek-Rodríguez, Gabriel

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  • Relates to general discourses in Latin American Film, Horror Film, Latin American Cultural Studies, Transnational Studies, and Immigration Studies
  • Details the connections between Latin American Gothic and European Gothic, as well as ways the transgressive nature of these boundaries
  • Approaches term horror from several perspectives, including the psychoanalytic analysis on the uncanny, the abject, and the monstrous-feminine
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The Migration and Politics of Monsters in Latin America proposes a cinematic cartography of contemporary Latin American horror films that take up the idea of the American continent as a space of radical otherness, or monstrosity, and use it for political purposes. The book explores how Latin American film directors migrate foreign horror tropes to create cinematographic horror hybrids that reclaim and transform monstrosity as a form of historical rewriting. By emphasizing the specificities of the Latin American experience, this book contributes to broad scholarship on horror cinema, at the same time connecting the horror tradition with contemporary discussions on violence, migration, fear of immigrants, and the rewriting of colonial discourses.

About the authors

Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez is Head of Spanish Instruction and Latin American Studies at The New School in Atlanta, GA, USA, and Professor of Liberal Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. His research interests include horror cinema, gothic literature, migration studies, and post-humanism. He is author of Selva de fantasmas. El gótico en la literatura y el cine latinoamericanos (2017).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Antipodean Horrors—The Return of Latin American Monsters

    Eljaiek-Rodríguez, Gabriel

    Pages 1-24

  • Caribbean Monsters: Gothic Migrants in the “Hot-Lands”

    Eljaiek-Rodríguez, Gabriel

    Pages 25-65

  • The Mexican Supernatural: Migration in Historical Reverse

    Eljaiek-Rodríguez, Gabriel

    Pages 67-113

  • Yūrei in the Andes: National Vengeance Through Hybridized Ghosts

    Eljaiek-Rodríguez, Gabriel

    Pages 115-162

  • Argentina “Rojo Sangre”: Dictatorships Through the Lens of a Gore Film Director

    Eljaiek-Rodríguez, Gabriel

    Pages 163-207

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Migration and Politics of Monsters in Latin American Cinema
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97250-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97250-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97249-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 231
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