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Title Transnational orientalisms in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema / edited by Michele C. Dávila Gonçalves
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 134 pages)
Contents The Latin dragon: the remasculinization of the "Oriental" male in Marko Zaror's films -- Orientalist rhetoric in Un cuento chino and Biutiful: is it possible to turn the discourse on itself? -- "My Home Is Your Home": the Maghreb intersectionality in Retorno a Hansala by Chus Gutierrez -- The "Oriental" subject in Brazil's melting pot: portrayals of Jewishness in O ano em que meus pais sairam de ferias
Summary The transnational representation of the "Oriental" subject, namely Arabs and Jews, Chinese and other ethnic groups that have migrated to Spain and Latin America, is now being seen anew in both literature and cinema. This book examines the new ways of seeing and interpreting both the Middle East and the East in contemporary films, in which many of the immigrants traditionally omitted from the dominant narratives are able to present the trauma, memories and violence of their exile and migration. As such, this volume explores the representation of those single and doubly marginalized groups in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema, analysing how films from Spain, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina portray transnational subjects from a wide spectrum of the "Orient" world, including Maghrebs from North Africa, and Palestinian, Jewish, Chinese, and Korean peoples. The old stereotypical orientalist ways of seeing these groups are beginning to change to a more authentic representation, although, in some cases, they may still reside in the subtext of films.-- From publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-113), filmography (pages 115-117), and index
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Subject Asians in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Latin America -- History.
Motion pictures -- Spain -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Dávila Gonçalves, Michele C., editor
ISBN 1443888729 (electronic bk.)
9781443888721 (electronic bk.)