Refiguring Spain: Cinema/Media/Representation [NOOK Book]

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In Refiguring Spain, Marsha Kinder has gathered a collection of new essays that explore the central role played by film, television, newspapers, and art museums in redefining Spain’s national/cultural identity and its position in the world economy during the post-Franco era. By emphasizing issues of historical recuperation, gender and sexuality, and the marketing of Spain’s peaceful political transformation, the contributors demonstrate that Spanish cinema and other forms of Spanish media culture created new ...
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Overview

In Refiguring Spain, Marsha Kinder has gathered a collection of new essays that explore the central role played by film, television, newspapers, and art museums in redefining Spain’s national/cultural identity and its position in the world economy during the post-Franco era. By emphasizing issues of historical recuperation, gender and sexuality, and the marketing of Spain’s peaceful political transformation, the contributors demonstrate that Spanish cinema and other forms of Spanish media culture created new national stereotypes and strengthened the nation’s place in the global market and on the global stage.
These essays consider a diverse array of texts, ranging from recent films by Almodóvar, Saura, Erice, Miró, Bigas Luna, Gutiérrez Aragón, and Eloy de la Iglesia to media coverage of the 1993 elections. Francoist cinema and other popular media are examined in light of strategies used to redefine Spain’s cultural identity. The importance of the documentary, the appropriation of Hollywood film, and the significance of gender and sexuality in Spanish cinema are also discussed, as is the discourse of the Spanish media star—whether involving film celebrities like Rita Hayworth and Antonio Banderas or historical figures such as Cervantes. The volume concludes with an investigation of larger issues of government policy in relation to film and media, including a discussion of the financing of Spanish cinema and an exploration of the political dynamics of regional television and art museums. Drawing on a wide range of critical discourses, including feminist, postcolonial, and queer theory, political economy, cultural history, and museum studies, Refiguring Spain is the first comprehensive anthology on Spanish cinema in the English language.

Contributors. Peter Besas, Marvin D’Lugo, Selma Reuben Holo, Dona M. Kercher, Marsha Kinder, Jaume Martí-Olivella, Richard Maxwell, Hilary L. Neroni, Paul Julian Smith, Roland B. Tolentino, Stephen Tropiano, Kathleen M. Vernon, Iñaki Zabaleta

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“The relationships between history, sexuality, and economy as offered by Marsha Kinder in Refiguring Spain are dynamic and mobile. The vision and the implementation of her study are impeccable. She at once configures an order of meaning in the recent past and offers a predictive model for what will continue to happen in the future.”—Tom Conley, Harvard University

“With its original and stimulating theoretical framework, Refiguring Spain complements other recent work dealing with Spanish cinema and media while giving new impetus to these studies.”— Victor Fuentes, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822397809
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Marsha Kinder is Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California. She is author of Blood Cinema: The Reconstruction of National Identity in Spain.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Refiguring Socialist Spain: An Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Historical Recuperation 33
Reading Hollywood in/and Spanish Cinema: From Trade Wars to Transculturation 35
Documenting the National and Its Subversion in a Democratic Spain 65
The Marketing of Cervantine Magic for a New Global Image of Spain 99
Nations, Nationalisms, and Los ultimos de Filipinas: An Imperialist Desire for Colonialist Nostalgia 133
Pt. 2 Sexual Reinscription 155
Out of the Cinematic Closet: Homosexuality in the Films of Eloy de la Iglesia 157
Pornography, Masculinity, Homosexuality: Almodovar's Matador and La ley del deseo 178
La teta i la lluna: The Form of Transnational Cinema in Spain 196
Regendering Spain's Political Bodies: Nationality and Gender in the Films of Pilar Miro and Arantxa Lazcano 215
Pt. 3 Marketing Transfiguration: Money/Politics/Regionalism 239
The Financial Structure of Spanish Cinema 241
Spatial Eruptions, Global Grids: Regionalist TV in Spain and Dialectics of Identity Politics 260
Private Commercial Television versus Political Diversity: The Case of Spain's 1993 General Elections 284
The Art Museum as a Means of Refiguring Regional Identity in Democratic Spain 301
Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Works on Spanish Films 327
Contributors 347
Index 351
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