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Southern Screens: Cinema, Culture and the Global South

1st Edition

Edited by Antonio Traverso


180 pages

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Southern Screens: Cinema, culture and the global South adopts a transversal south-south approach to the study of screen culture across national and cultural territories. It examines the conditions by which screen culture participates in the generation, sharing, and circulation of new knowledge that is both southern and about the global South. The contributors, all of them residents of the world’s southernmost nations, examine new and traditional media that manifests an affinity with southern cultural imaginaries and territories identifiable through the sociological category of "Global South." Some of their chapters engage in analysis linked to specific national contexts, others follow comparative approaches to screen culture across national, regional, and socio-historical borders.

Sketching a new tapestry of references to other areas of southern social science and cultural theory, Southern Screens traces a critical genealogy that here finds a productive place within an emerging, comparative discussion of the screen cultures of the Global South. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Heading south, screening the South Antonio J. Traverso

2. Digital Storytelling Antarctica Juan Francisco Salazar and Elias Barticevic

3. Uneasy social and psychological landscapes in the cinemas of Chile and New Zealand Walescka Pino-Ojeda

4. Apocalypse Australia: eschatology on southern screens Mick Broderick

5. New political economies of film distribution for South Africa’s townships? A critical survey of the ReaGilè concept Nyasha Mboti and Keyan Tomaselli

6. Memory and childhood in the melodrama of the Malvinas War: The Children Who Write on the Sky Mirta Varela

7. The craft of killing: trophy bodies and atrocity aesthetics Suvendrini Perera

8. Reading across cultures towards a comparative documentary film studies: Eduardo Coutinho’s documentary Jogo de Cena (2007) Deane Williams and Sarah McDonald

9. A little fiction: person, time and dimension in Raúl Ruiz’s figural cinema Adrian Martin

About the Editor

Antonio Traverso teaches Screen Studies at Curtin University, Australia. He is the author of Documentary Cinema in Chile (forthcoming), and co-editor of El Documental Político en Argentina, Chile y Uruguay (2015), Political Documentary Cinema in Latin America (2014), and Interrogating Trauma: Collective Suffering in Global Arts and Media (2011).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies