The Precarious In The Cinemas Of The Americas

June 14, 2018|
The Precarious In The Cinemas Of The Americas by Constanza Buruc
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Historically, cinema in the Americas has been signed by a state of precariousness. Notwithstanding the growing accessibility to video and digital technologies, access to the material means of film production is still limited, affecting the spheres of production, distribution, and reception. Equally, questions about the precarious can be traced in cultural and archival policies, film legislations, as well as in thematic and aesthetic choices. While conventional definitions of the precarious have been associated with notions of scarcity and insecurity, this volume looks at precariousness from a non-monolithic angle, exploring its productivity and potential for original, critical approaches, with the aim of providing new readings to the variedly rich and complex cinemas of the Americas.

Constanza Burucúa is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, where she teaches different courses on film. She is author ofConfronting the ''Dirty War'' in Argentine Cinema, 1983-1993. Her research focuses on Latin American cinemas, history, gender, and...
Title:The Precarious In The Cinemas Of The Americas
Product dimensions:301 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:301 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:June 14, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319768069

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