Representing History, Class, and Gender in Spain and Latin America: Children and Adolescents in Film

Representing History, Class, and Gender in Spain and Latin America: Children and Adolescents in Film

by C. Rocha
     
 

This collection focuses on children and adolescents as witnesses and objects of the spectatorial gaze in Latin American and Spanish cinema from 1960 to the present. The carefully chosen essays survey the representation of the past and the definition of gender and class identity as experienced by young protagonists in films. This volume offers an interdisciplinary…  See more details below

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This collection focuses on children and adolescents as witnesses and objects of the spectatorial gaze in Latin American and Spanish cinema from 1960 to the present. The carefully chosen essays survey the representation of the past and the definition of gender and class identity as experienced by young protagonists in films. This volume offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Latin American and Spanish film as well as gender studies. Some questions addressed in this collection include these: what do children and adolescents in Latin American and Spanish film see and how are they seen?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137030863
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Carolina Rocha is associate professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She specializes in contemporary Southern Cone literature and film. She co-edited with Hugo Hortiguera Argentinean Cultural Production during the Neoliberal Years (1989–2001), Violence in Contemporary Argentine Literature and Film with Elizabeth Montes Garces (University of Calgary Press) and New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema with Cacilda Rêgo. Her book on the representation of masculinities in contemporary Argentine film is forthcoming (2012).

Georgia Seminet is an assistant Professor at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She works in the field of contemporary Latin American literature, film and culture.  Current areas of interest include globalization, the image and construction of childhood in literature and film and the intersection of history and culture in narrative fiction since the Boom.

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