Download or read book Brazilian Cinema written by Randal Johnson and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the documentary to the cinema novo and cannibalism, from Nelson Pereira dos Santos's Vidas Secas to music in the films of Glauber Rocha, this third, revised edition is a century-spanning introduction to the story of a medium that flourished in one of the most developed of 'underdeveloped' nations.
Download or read book The Brazil Reader written by Robert M. Levine and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Indispensable introduction to Brazil for students and general readers includes short scholarly articles, interviews, documents, photographs, and many autobiographical pieces. Begins with precontact indigenous peoples, but about half deals with Brazil since 1945. Topics include indigenous peoples, slavery, Vargas and labor, political protest, women, race relations, marginal groups, and popular culture. Overarching themes are mobility and repression"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Download or read book Transnational Portuguese Studies written by Hilary Owen and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transnational Portuguese Studies offers a radical rethinking of the role played by the concepts of ‘nationhood’ and ‘the nation’ in the epistemologies that underpin Portuguese Studies as an academic discipline. Portuguese Studies offers a particularly rich and enlightening challenge to methodological nationalism in Modern Languages, not least because the teaching of Portuguese has always extended beyond the study of the single western European country from which the language takes its name. However, this has rarely been analysed with explicit, or critical, reference to the ‘transnational turn’ in Arts and Humanities. This volume of essays from leading scholars in Portugal, Brazil, the USA and the UK, explores how the histories, cultures and ideas constituted in and through Portuguese language resist borders and produce encounters, from the manoeuvres of 15th century ‘globalization’ and cartography to present-day mega events such as the Rio Olympics. The result is a timely counter-narrative to the workings of linguistic and cultural nationalism, demonstrating how texts, paintings and photobooks, musical forms, political ideas, cinematic representations, gender identities, digital communications and lexical forms, may travel, translate and embody transcultural contact in ways which only become readable through the optics of transnationalism. Contributors: Ana Margarida Dias Martins, Anna M. Klobucka, Christopher Larkosh, Claire Williams, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, Edward King, Ellen W. Sapega, Fernando Arenas, Hilary Owen, José Lingna Nafafé, Kimberly DaCosta Holton, Maria Luísa Coelho, Paulo de Medeiros, Sara Ramos Pinto, Sheila Moura Hue, Simon Park, Susana Afonso, Tatiana Heise, Toby Green, Tori Holmes, Vivien Kogut Lessa de Sá and Zoltán Biedermann.
Download or read book The New Brazilian Cinema written by Lúcia Nagib and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2006-11-22 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucia Nagib presents a comprehensive critical survey of Brazilian film production since the mid 1990s, which has become known as the "renaissance of Brazilian cinema". Besides explaining the recent boom, this book elaborates on the new aesthetic tendencies of recent productions, as well as their relationships to earlier traditions of Brazilian cinema. Internationally acclaimed films, such as "Central Station", "Seven Days in September" and "Orpheus", are analysed alongside daringly experimental works, such as "Chronically Unfeasible", "Starry Sky" and "Perfumed Ball". Contributors include Carlos Diegues, Robert Stam, Laura Mulvey and Jose Carlos Avellar.
Download or read book Branding Brazil written by Leslie L. Marsh and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-14 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Branding Brazil examines a panorama of contemporary cultural productions including film, television, photography, and alternative media to explore the transformation of citizenship in Brazil from 2003 to 2014. A utopian impulse drove the reproduction of Brazilian cultural identity for local and global consumption; cultural production sought social and economic profits, especially greater inclusion of previously marginalized people and places. Marsh asserts that three communicative strategies from branding–promising progress, cultivating buy-in, and resolving contradictions–are the most salient and recurrent practices of nation branding during this historic period. More recent political crises can be understood partly in terms of backlash against marked social and political changes introduced during the branding period. Branding Brazil takes a multi-faceted approach, weaving media studies with politics and cinema studies to reveal that more than a marketing term or project emanating from the state, branding was a cultural phenomenon.
Download or read book Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil written by Vinicius Mariano De Carvalho and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-02-24 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Brazil was honored at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013, the Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato opened the event with a provocative speech, claiming that literature, through its pervasive depiction and discussion of ‘otherness,’ has the potential to provoke ethical transformation. This book uses Ruffato’s speech as a starting point for the discussion of contemporary Brazilian literature that stands in contrast to the repetition of social and cultural clichés. By illuminating the relevance of humanities and literature as a catalyst for rethinking Brazil, the book offers a resistance to the official discourses that have worked for so long to conceal social tensions, injustices, and secular inequities in Brazilian society. In doing so, it situates Brazilian literature away from the exotic and peripheral spectrum, and closer to a universal and more relevant ethical discussion for readers from all parts of the world. The volume brings together fresh contributions on both canonical contemporary authors such as Graciliano Ramos, Rubem Fonseca, and Dalton Trevisan, and traditionally silenced writing subjects such as Afro-Brazilian female authors. Essays deal with specific contemporary literary and social issues while engaging with historically constitutive phenomena in Brazil, including authoritarianism, violence, and the systematic violation of human rights. The exploration of diverse literary genres -- from novels to graphic novels, from poetry to crônicas -- and engagement with postcolonial studies, gender studies, queer studies, cultural studies, Brazilian studies, South American literature, and world literature carves new space for the emergence of an original Brazilian thought.
Download or read book Memory’s Turn written by Rebecca J. Atencio and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2014-06-25 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book to trace Brazil's reckoning with dictatorship through the collision of politics and cultural production.
|Author||: L. Podalsky|
|Release Date||: 2011-09-12|
|Pages||: 218 pages|
|Rating||: 4.2/5 (31 download)|
Download or read book The Politics of Affect and Emotion in Contemporary Latin American Cinema written by L. Podalsky and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-09-12 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the role of emotion and affect in recent Latin American cinema (1990s-2000s) in the context of larger public debates about past traumas and current anxieties. To address this topic, it examines some of the most significant trends in contemporary Latin American filmmaking.
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars written by David Kohut and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-11-16 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the countries themselves; guerrilla and political movements.
Download or read book Seeing Politics Otherwise written by Patricia I. Vieira and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When confronting twentieth-century political oppression and violence, writers and artists in Portugal and South America have often emphasized the complex relationship between freedom and tyranny. In Seeing Politics Otherwise, Patricia Vieira uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the interrelation of politics and representations of vision and blindness in Latin American and Iberian literature, film, and art. Vieira's discussion focuses on three literary works: Graciliano Ramos's Memoirs of Prison, Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, and José Saramago's Blindness, with supplemental analyses of sculpture and film by Ana Maria Pacheco, Bruno Barreto, and Marco Bechis. These artists use metaphors of blindness to denounce the totalizing gaze of dictatorial regimes. Rather than equating blindness with deprivation, Vieira argues that shadows, blindfolds, and blindness are necessary elements for re-imagining the political world and re-acquiring a political voice. Seeing Politics Otherwise offers a compelling analysis of vision and its forcible deprivation in the context of art and political protest.
Download or read book New Perspectives in Diasporic Experience written by Connie Rapoo and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume discusses the discourse, experience and representation of Diaspora from a variety of cultural and disciplinary perspectives and offers new and original insight into contemporary notions of Diaspora.
|Author||: Dolores Tierney|
|Publisher||: Edinburgh University Press|
|Release Date||: 2018-01-23|
|Pages||: 296 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (744 download)|
Download or read book New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas written by Dolores Tierney and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through a textual analysis of six filmmakers (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Fernando Meirelles, Walter Salles and Juan José Campanella), this book brings a new perspective to the films of Latin America's transnational auteurs.
Download or read book Latin American History at the Movies written by Donald F. Stevens and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-08-12 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining history with discussion of cinema, this book examines how film has portrayed five hundred years of Latin America history. An introduction on the visual presentation of the past sets the stage for essays that explore sixteen of the best feature films on Latin America from the perspective of historians.
Download or read book From Revolution to Power in Brazil written by Kenneth P. Serbin and published by University of Notre Dame Pess. This book was released on 2019-06-25 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Revolution to Power in Brazil: How Radical Leftists Embraced Capitalism and Struggled with Leadership examines terrorism from a new angle. Kenneth Serbin portrays a generation of Brazilian resistance fighters and militants struggling to rebuild their lives after suffering torture and military defeat by the harsh dictatorship that took control with the support of the United States in 1964, exiting in 1985. Based on two decades of research and more than three hundred hours of interviews with former members of the revolutionary organization National Liberating Action, Serbin’s is the first book to bring the story of Brazil’s long night of dictatorship into the present. It explores Brazil’s status as an emerging global capitalist giant and its unique contributions and challenges in the social arena. The book concludes with the rise of ex-militants to positions of power in a capitalist democracy—and how they confronted both old and new challenges posed by Brazilian society. Ultimately, Serbin explores the profound human questions of how to oppose dictatorship, revive politics in the wake of brutal repression, nurture democracy as a value, and command a capitalist system. This book will be of keen interest to business people, journalists, policy analysts, and readers with a general interest in Latin America and international affairs.
|Author||: Amanda Holmes|
|Publisher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Release Date||: 2022-12-08|
|Pages||: 555 pages|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (91 download)|
Download or read book Latin American Literature in Transition 1930–1980: Volume 4 written by Amanda Holmes and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-12-08 with total page 555 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Latin American Literature in Transition 1930-1980 explores the literary landscape of the mid-twentieth-century and the texts that were produced during that period. It takes four core areas of thematic and conceptual focus – solidarity, aesthetics and innovation, war, revolution and dictatorship, metropolis and ruins – and employs them to explore the complexity, heterogeneity and hybridity of form, genre, subject matter and discipline that characterised literature from the period. In doing so, it uncovers the points of transition, connection, contradiction, and tension that shaped the work of many canonical and non-canonical authors. It illuminates the conversations between genres, literary movements, disciplines and modes of representation that underpin writing form this period. Lastly, by focusing on canon and beyond, the volume visibilizes the aesthetics, poetics, politics, and social projects of writing, incorporating established writers, but also writers whose work is yet to be examined in all its complexity.
Download or read book Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding written by Bruce W. Dayton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-02-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book seeks to examine the causes of escalation and de-escalation in intrastate conflicts. Specifically, the volume seeks to map the processes and dynamics that lead groups challenging existing power structures to engage in violent struggle; the processes and dynamics that contribute to the de-escalation of violent struggle and the participation of challengers in peaceful political activities; and the processes and dynamics that sustain and nurture this transformation. By integrating the latest ideas with richly presented case studies, this volume fills a gap in our understanding of the forces that lead to moderation and constructive engagement in the context of violent, intrastate conflicts. This volume will be of great interest to students of conflict management, peace studies, conflict resolution, ethnic conflict and security studies in general.
|Author||: Thomas E. Skidmore|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Release Date||: 1990-03-08|
|Pages||: 432 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (92 download)|
Download or read book The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-1985 written by Thomas E. Skidmore and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1990-03-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The largest and most important country in Latin America, Brazil was the first to succumb to the military coups that struck that region in the 1960s and the early 1970s. In this authoritative study, Thomas E. Skidmore, one of America's leading experts on Latin America and, in particular, on Brazil, offers the first analysis of more than two decades of military rule, from the overthrow of João Goulart in 1964, to the return of democratic civilian government in 1985 with the presidency of José Sarney. A sequel to Skidmore's highly acclaimed Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964, this volume explores the military rule in depth. Why did the military depose Goulart? What kind of "economic miracle" did their technocrats fashion? Why did General Costa e Silva's attempts to "humanize the Revolution" fail, only to be followed by the most repressive regime of the period? What led Generals Geisel and Golbery to launch the liberalization that led to abertura? What role did the Brazilian Catholic Church, the most innovative in the Americas, play? How did the military government respond in the early 1980s to galloping inflation and an unpayable foreign debt? Skidmore concludes by examining the early Sarney presidency and the clues it may offer for the future. Will democratic governments be able to meet the demands of urban workers and landless peasants while maintaining economic growth and international competitiveness? Can Brazil at the same time control inflation and service the largest debt in the developing world? Will its political institutions be able to represent effectively an electorate now three times larger than in 1964? What role will the military play in the future? In recent years, many Third World nations--Argentina, the Philippines, and Uruguay, among others--have moved from repressive military regimes to democratic civilian governments. Skidmore's study provides insight into the nature of this transition in Brazil and what it may tell about the fate of democracy in the Third World.