Violence in Argentine Literature and Film: 1989-2005 (Paperback)

by Elizabeth Montes Garces, Caroline Rocha

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Why has violence been a predominant topic in contemporary Argentine film and literature? What conclusions can be drawn from the dissemination of violent images and narratives that depict violence in Argentina? In Argentina, the problem of violence is rooted in the countrys long experience with authoritarian rule as well as in more recent trends such as the weakening of the state and the rule of law brought about by neo-liberal reforms. The eleven essays that make up this collection seek to interpret and analyse the extent to which violence communicates structural inequalities or lines of fissure in contemporary Argentina resulting from the transformations that the state, the economy, and society in general have experienced during the past two decades. Applying a variety of critical approaches, the contributors explore violence in Argentine cultural productions as it relates to four broad themes: the body as site of physical violence, the legacies of Argentinas authoritarian past, the collapse of the myth of the Argentine nation, and the current battles over how to define particular social and geographical places in the context of an increasingly violent society.

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Published
27/10/2010

Publisher
University of Calgary Press

ISBN
9781552385043


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