232 pages | 6 B/W Illus.
Gender-Based Violence in Latin American and Iberian Cinemas rethinks the intersection between violence and its gendered representation.
This is a groundbreaking contribution to the international debate on the cinematic construction of gender-based violence. With essays from diverse cultural backgrounds and institutions, this collection analyses a wide range of films across Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. The volume makes use of varied perspectives including feminist, postcolonial and queer theory to consider such issues as the visual configuration of power and inequality, the objectification and the invisibilization of women’s and LGBTQ subjects’ resistance, the role of female filmmakers in transforming hegemonic accounts of violence, and the subversion of common tropes of gendered violence.
This will be of significance for students and scholars in Latin American and Iberian Studies, as well as in Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Gender and Queer Studies.
"This timely and well-coordinated collection of essays offers a set of politically urgent and highly original readings of important films from Portugal, Spain and Latin America that make us readers re-think what we thought we knew about gender and violence, or its depiction on the screen."
- Santiago Fouz Hernández, Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University
"This is an important book written and edited by leading experts in their field. The rich edited collection examines film and gender violence within specific systemic cultural contexts privileging female agency and resistance."
- Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies, University of Portsmouth
Preface, Leticia Sabsay
Screening Counter-Violence: An Introduction to Giving Account Beyond Memories of Trauma, Rebeca Maseda García, María José Gámez Fuentes and Barbara Zecchi
SECTION 1: Memories of gender resistance against violence
MEMORY OF THE ANGOLAN POSTCOLONIAL TRAUMA IN PORTUGAL
Chapter 1 - Female Bodies on Lisbon’s Margins: Space, Embodiment and (Dis)Possession in Alda e Maria (Pocas Pascoal, 2011), Katy Stewart
THE BRAZILIAN DICTATORSHIP REVISITED
Chapter 2 - Women’s Memories of Political Violence in Brazilian Cinema, Tatiana Heise
WOMEN’S RESISTANCE AGAINST SPANISH DICTATORSHIP
Chapter 3 - Violence, Resistance and Female Agency in Filmic Representations of the Franco Regime, M. Cinta Ramblado-Minero
BASQUE TERRORISM FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 4 - Renouncing Violence: Terrorism and Feminisation in Basque Cinema, Ann Davies
SECTION 2: Gender violence and agency: beyond binarisms
RE-ASSESSING THE FEMALE PSYCHO-KILLER IN SPAIN
Chapter 5 - Sexykiller (Miguel Martí, 2008): Female Psycho-killers and Post-feminism in Contemporary Spanish Horror Film, Irene Baena-Cuder
THE HORROR OF GENDER AND QUEER DESIRE IN ARGENTINA
Chapter 6 - Horror, Gender Violence and Latin American Heteronormative Rhetoric as Mechanisms to Invoke a Queer Subjectivity in La memoria del muerto (Valentín Javier Diment, 2011), Gustavo Subero
SECTION 3: The chiaroscuros of witnessing gender violence
TORTURE AND SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE IN CHILE
Chapter 7 - Torture, Masculinity, and Resistance in Chilean Documentary Film:
Patricio Guzmán and Marcela Said, Lisa DiGiovanni
TORTURE AND ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN THE PERUVIAN CONTEXT
Chapter 8 - War, Women and Post-hegemonic Representations in Magallanes (Salvador del Solar, 2015), Erika Almenara
POST-REVOLUTIONARY CUBA AND THE RECONCEPTUALIZATION OF GENDERED ABUSE
Chapter 9 - Troubling Gender in Cuban Cinema: From History to Story, Brígida M. Pastor
SECTION 4: Gender violence across geographical borders: femicide as a global issue
MEXICO: RE-WRITING FEMINICIDIOS
Chapter 10 - The Poetics of Affect in Documentary Filmmaking about Feminicidio in Ciudad Juárez, Nuala Finnegan
TRANSFEMINISM AND THE REPRESENTATION OF FEMICIDE
Chapter 11 - From Cinema to the Live Regime: Pedagogies of Cruelty and Social Anesthesia in Two Latin American Movies, Sayak Valencia Triana, Sonia Herrera Sánchez
The Global Gender series provides original research from across the humanities and social sciences, casting light on a range of topics from international authors examining the diverse and shifting issues of gender and sexuality on the world stage. Utilising a range of approaches and interventions, these texts are a lively and accessible resource for both scholars and upper level students from a wide array of fields including Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology, Politics, Communication, Cultural Studies and Literature.