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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Editors: Maguire, Geoffrey, Randall, Rachel (Eds.)

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  • Examines the political and narrative potential of teenage protagonists and acknowledges the distinct emotional registers at play throughout adolescence 
  • Features chapters authored by country-specialists on a variety of national contexts and visual media, ranging from Mexico and Colombia to Brazil and Argentina; fiction film to documentary to animation
  • Presents innovative, interdisciplinary perspectives that are situated at the crossroads of Latin American Cultural Studies, World Cinema, Childhood Studies, and aesthetic theory
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About this book

This volume explores the recent ‘adolescent turn’ in contemporary Latin American cinema, challenging many of the underlying assumptions about the nature of youth and distinguishing adolescence as a distinct and vital area of study. Its contributors examine the narrative and political potential of teenage protagonists in a range of recent films from the region, acknowledging the distinct emotional registers that are at play throughout adolescence and releasing teenage subjectivities from restrictive critical and theoretical emphases on theories of childhood.

As the first academic study to examine the figure of the adolescent in contemporary Latin American film, New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema thus presents a timely and innovative analysis of issues of sexuality and gender, political and domestic violence and social class, and will be of significant interest to students and researchers in Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, World Cinema and Childhood Studies.

About the authors

Geoffrey Maguire is a Junior Research Fellow in Latin American Studies at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is author of The Politics of Postmemory: Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture (2017).

Rachel Randall is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Lecturer in Hispanic Media and Digital Communications at the University of Bristol, UK. She is author of Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (2017).

Reviews

“Geoffrey Maguire and Rachel Randall have assembled a striking collection of essays on adolescence in contemporary Latin American cinema, in what is a tightly edited volume that covers a range of productions from the continent. The quality of the essays is excellent throughout and the volume includes a very useful introductory essay, written by the editors, which convincingly makes the case for the important contribution of this study to both World Cinema and Latin American cultural studies.” (Stephanie Dennison, Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Leeds, UK)

“This exciting volume provides original insights into the representation of adolescence in contemporary Latin American cinema, and commences with an excellent and rigorous introduction by Maguire and Randall. Gender acts as a key framework for the book, but these high quality essays are also tied together by their interest in film and the senses, and by the emerging tropes they collectively identify as central to these new depictions of adolescence. New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema is an important contribution to the field.” (Deborah Martin, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies, University College London, UK)

“This is a rich collection of essays that offers original and important insights into contemporary Latin American cinema through the pivotal but critically neglected figure of the adolescent. Written by leading experts in the field, the book sheds new light on Latin American film culture. This book is a fascinating read for scholars of youth studies, gender, sexuality and cinema and Latin American cinema.” (Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Visualising Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema—Gender, Class and Politics

    Pages 1-33

    Maguire, Geoffrey (et al.)

  • Visual Displeasure: Adolescence and the Erotics of the Queer Male Gaze in Marco Berger’s Ausente

    Pages 37-57

    Maguire, Geoffrey

  • (Re)pairing Adolescent Masculinities: The Neo-fraternal Social Contract and the Penal State in Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho and Beira-Mar

    Pages 59-79

    Armas, Ramiro

  • Sensorial Youths: Gender, Eroticism and Agency in Lucrecia Martel’s Rey muerto

    Pages 81-98

    Selimović, Inela

  • “Eu não sou o meu pai!”: Deception, Intimacy and Adolescence in (the) Casa grande

    Pages 101-126

    Randall, Rachel

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eBook $89.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07755-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
Editors
  • Geoffrey Maguire
  • Rachel Randall
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89381-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89381-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89380-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07755-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 228
Number of Illustrations
12 illustrations in colour
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