Painting, Literature, and Film in Colombian Feminine Culture, 1940-2005: Of Border Guards, Nomads and Women
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Painting, Literature, and Film in Colombian Feminine Culture, 1940-2005: Of Border Guards, Nomads and Women

by Deborah Martin
     
 
Women artists, writers and filmmakers in Colombia have consistently foregrounded the relationship between gender and the often violent processes which have marked the country's history over the past century. This book explores crucial moments in the emergence of feminine culture in Colombia hitherto unexamined in English-language criticism through an examination of

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Women artists, writers and filmmakers in Colombia have consistently foregrounded the relationship between gender and the often violent processes which have marked the country's history over the past century. This book explores crucial moments in the emergence of feminine culture in Colombia hitherto unexamined in English-language criticism through an examination of the work of ground-breaking artist Débora Arango, best-selling novelist Laura Restrepo, and three generations of documentary filmmakers. Deborah Martin shows how Colombian women writers and artists have critiqued discourses that territorialize femininity and provided alternative models that free women from their passive or allegorical representational status as border guards, re-thinking feminine subjectivity and taking it to new symbolic territories. The book's approach---comparing art, literature and film---reveals a resistive trajectory in dialogue with dominant tendencies in Colombian feminist theory, itself the product of an intellectual sphere conditioned by the need to think about political violence. DEBORAH MARTIN is a Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at University College London.

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Intricate ... in-depth readings. Shows how a scholar can draw from multiple areas of study, including art history, literary criticism, anthropology, cultural theory, and film studies. HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEWMartin intelligently moves among multiple fields - art, photography, literature, and film - to discuss a range of visual, audiovisual, and literary objects ... For those wanting an insightful and engaging exploration of contemporary Colombian feminine culture, this book certainly provides it. THE AMERICAS JOURNAL A well-written text that draws on a range of theoretical fields to analyze the creative output of women in Colombia ... For those wanting an insightful and engaging exploration of contemporary Colombian feminine culture, this book certainly provides it. THE AMERICAS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855662421
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Series:
Monografías A, #307
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Lecturer in Latin American Film and Literature, University College London.

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