Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film (Hardback)
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Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film (Hardback)

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Hardback 300 Pages / Published: 13/06/2013
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This book offers an overview of global cinema that addresses borders as spaces of hybridity and change. In this collection of essays, contributors examine how cinema portrays conceptions of borderlands informed by knowledge, politics, art, memory, and lived experience, and how these constructions contribute to a changing global community. These essays analyze a variety of international feature films and documentaries that focus on the lives, cultures, and politics of borderlands. The essays discuss the ways in which conflicts and their resolutions occur in borderlands and how they are portrayed on film. The volume pays special attention to contemporary Europe, where the topic of shifting border identities is one of the main driving forces in processes of European unification.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810890503
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 26 mm


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With this excellently conceived and executed volume, Kazecki, Ritzenhoff, and Miller have collected essays on a topic crucial throughout the history of cinema: that of borders. Border Visions is especially relevant today, in our age of globalization and amid ubiquitous debates about the future of the nation-state and immigration. It is a truly timely, and thoroughly compelling, intervention. -- Jaimey Fisher, associate professor of German and cinema and technocultural studies; Director, Cinema and Technocultural Studies, UC Davis
Border Visions offers fifteen stimulating and accessible case studies of films, many of which have become canonical texts of diasporic and exilic cinema. Taking geopolitical borders and global mobility as the starting point of their investigations, the contributors to this anthology examine transnational journeys and border-crossings of various kinds and bring to the fore the socio-political impetus underpinning this particular type of transnational cinema. The volume's thematic focus makes it a timely and welcome critical intervention in a rapidly growing field. -- Daniela Berghahn, professor of film studies, Royal Holloway, University of London
To all of us who crossed and/or are still crossing borders, your book is an inspiration. Wanderers are now being recognized, and their plight no longer felt or seen as plague. -- Marie-Claire Rohinsky, Ph.D., professor emerita, Central Connecticut State University

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