Nation, Culture and Class in Argentine Cinema - Crisis and Representation (1998-2005) (Hardback)Santiago Oyarzabal (author)
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Despite a growing body of scholarship on Argentine film published in English over the past few years, the role of more conventional films aimed at the public at large remains underexplored. By combining close textual analysis of films with the study of their cultural context, this book argues that fictional cinema at large addressed predominantly middle-class audiences, offering both reflective and divergent views on social reality that enriched the cultural arena in which Argentineans could reflect on their past, their daily life, and their relationship with the other. In this sense cinema helped Argentine people to learn to live in democracy.
Santiago Oyarzabal is Associate Fellow in Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 22 mm
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