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Hispanic and Lusophone Women Filmmakers

Theory, Practice and Difference

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 14th Oct 2015
Dimensions: w 148mm h 236mm d 24mm
Weight: 470g
ISBN-10: 178499104X
ISBN-13: 9781784991043
Barcode No: 9781784991043
Synopsis
This volume examines the films of Hispanic and Lusophone women filmmakers from the 1930s to the present day. It establishes productive connections between film practices across these geographical areas by identifying common areas of concern on the part of these female filmmakers. Focusing on aesthetic, theoretical and socio-historical analyses, it questions the manifest or latent gender and sexual politics that inform and structure the emerging cinematic productions by women filmmakers in Portugal, Spain, Latin America and the US. With a combination of scholars from the UK, the US, Spain and Latin America, the volume documents and interprets a fascinating corpus of films made by Hispanic and Lusophone women and proposes research strategies and methodologies that can expand our understanding of socio-cultural and psychic constructions of gender and sexual politics. An essential resource to rethink notions of gender identity and subjectivity, it is a unique contribution to Spanish and Latin American Film Studies and Film Studies. -- .

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All in all, these essays walk a virtuoso tightrope, exploring alterity and agency high up in the air, by helping us to see all sorts of directorial 'slippages', and are thus unique and valued additions to our reading on film.
, Diane E. Marting, University of Mississippi, BSS, XCll (2015), 1 March 2015 -- .