Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema [NOOK Book]

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Rocha critically examines contemporary cinematic representations of Argentine masculinities produced after the 1990s when the Argentine state experienced crucial changes that affected both the social construction of gender and the financing of domestic film productions. Theoretically innovative, this study provides detailed analysis of six Argentine blockbusters. Interdisciplinary and written in an engaging style, Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinemais the first scholarly work to link visual ...
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Overview

Rocha critically examines contemporary cinematic representations of Argentine masculinities produced after the 1990s when the Argentine state experienced crucial changes that affected both the social construction of gender and the financing of domestic film productions. Theoretically innovative, this study provides detailed analysis of six Argentine blockbusters. Interdisciplinary and written in an engaging style, Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinemais the first scholarly work to link visual representations of heterosexual masculinities to the transformations experienced in Argentine society as it adapted to a neo-liberal economic model.

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'This study is timely not only because of the interlocking justifications for pursuing an emphasis on issues of masculinity but also because of the easy availability of these films, which demonstrates their commercial viability and interest film courses. Rocha is an excellent scholar of Argentine culture and I am impressed with her grasp of contemporary filmmaking. Her choice of two key films per chapter allows her to focus in detail on an array of aspects of the film beyond plot or theme and to look at how each film constructs complex meanings. The result is some excellent interpretive writing grounded in a detailed familiarity with the critical opinion each film has generated to date and, more importantly, the pertinent theoretical dimensions of masculinity studies that most advantageously legitimates her interpretations.' - David William Foster, Regents' Professor of Spanish and Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University

'Rocha's book is an original and insightful examination of Argentine cinema and a needed addition to both film and cultural criticism of Argentina. Her focus on the cinematic articulations of Argentine masculinity helps illuminate not only the films that she discusses, but the way the country has grappled with shifting gender definitions in the wake of dictatorship and in the midst of neoliberalism.' - J. Andrew Brown, associate professor of Spanish, Washington University in St. Louis and author of Test Tube Envy: Science and Power in Argentine Narrative and Cyborgs in Latin America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137011756
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Carolina Rochais an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She specializes in contemporary Southern Cone literature and film. She is the editor, along with Hugo Hortiguera, of Argentinean Cultural Production during the Neoliberal Years. She is also the coeditor, with Elizabeth Montes Garcés, of Violence in Contemporary Argentine Literature and Film,and co-editor of New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema. Her articles on film and literature have appeared in Hispania, Revista de estudios hispánicos, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies,and Ciberletrasamong others.
Carolina Rocha is an associate professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
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Table of Contents

De-centered Man * Absent and Surrogate Fathers * Violence and Powerless Judges
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