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Author Page, Joanna, 1974-
Title Crisis and capitalism in contemporary Argentine cinema / Joanna Page.
Imprint Durham, [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2009.

Author Page, Joanna, 1974-
Subject Motion picture industry -- Argentina.
Motion pictures -- Argentina.
Argentina -- Economic conditions -- 1983-
Description xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-226) and index.
Contents Nation, state, and filmmaking in contemporary Argentina -- New Argentine cinema and the production of social knowledge -- Labor, bodies, and circulation -- Crime and capitalism in genre cinema -- Nation, migration, and globalization -- Memory and subjectivity -- The politics of private space.
Summary There has been a significant boom in recent Argentine cinema, with an explosion in the number of films made in the country since the mid-1990s. Many of these productions have been highly acclaimed by critics in Argentina and internationally. What makes this boom all the more extraordinary is that it has coincided with a period of severe economic crisis and civil unrest in the nation. Offering the first in-depth English-language study of Argentine fiction films released since the mid-1990s, Joanna Page explains how these productions have registered Argentina's experience of capitalism, neo-liberalism, and economic crisis. In different ways, the films selected for discussion testify to the social consequences of growing unemployment, rising crime, marginalization, and the expansion of the informal economy. Page focuses particularly on films associated with New Argentine Cinema, but she also discusses highly experimental films and genre movies borrowing from the conventions of crime thrillers, Westerns, and film noir. She analyzes films that have received wide international recognition alongside others that have rarely been shown outside Argentina.
ISBN 9780822344575 (alk. paper)
0822344572 (alk. paper)
9780822344728 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822344726 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 272305281
Additional Format Online version: Page, Joanna, 1974- Crisis and capitalism in contemporary Argentine cinema. Durham, [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2009 (OCoLC)648804822
Table of Contents
1Nation, State, and Filmmaking in Contemporary Argentina9
2New Argentine Cinema and the Production of Social Knowledge34
3Labor, Bodies, and Circulation57
4Crime and Capitalism in Genre Cinema81
5Nation, Migration, and Globalization110
6Memory and Subjectivity152
7The Politics of Private Space180