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Visible Nations

Latin American Cinema and Video

2000

Chon A. Noriega, editor

Visible Nations

Rewrites Latin American film from the perspective of nationhood.

In the current "global" moment, the study of Latin American cinema has become insistently national—a phenomenon fully explored in this collection of essays by some of the most interesting and innovative scholars of media and Latin American culture working today.

Contributors: Patricia Aufderheide, Charles Ramírez Berg, Gilberto Moises Blasini, Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Seth Fein, Claire F. Fox, Brian Goldfarb, Ilene S. Goldman, Monica Hulsbus, Ana M. López, Kathleen Newman, Laura Podalsky, and Harmony H. Wu.

This is an important collection for anyone interested in Latin American media.

The Americas

In the current "global" moment, the study of Latin American cinema has become insistently national—a phenomenon fully explored in this collection of essays by some of the most interesting and innovative scholars of media and Latin American culture working today.

The contributors to Visible Nations consider different national film and video histories in Latin America since the silent period. From the perspectives of feminism, psychoanalysis, new historicism, and reception theory, among others, they consider the styles through which—and the ends toward which—the nation has been represented, desired, and contested in films, film industries, and alternative video work in Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, and Cuba. The result is nothing less than a rewriting of Latin American film history.

Contributors: Patricia Aufderheide, American U; Charles Ramírez Berg, U of Texas at Austin; Gilberto Moises Blasini; Julianne Burton-Carvajal, U of California, Santa Cruz; Seth Fein, Georgia State U; Claire F. Fox, Stanford U; Brian Goldfarb, U of Rochester; Ilene S. Goldman; Monica Hulsbus; Ana M. López, Tulane U; Kathleen Newman, U of Iowa; Laura Podalsky, Bowling Green State U; Harmony H. Wu.

Visible Nations

Chon A. Noriega is associate professor of critical studies in the Department of Film and Television at UCLA. He is the author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema and the editor of Chicanos and Film and The Ethnic Eye, also published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Visible Nations

This is an important collection for anyone interested in Latin American media.

The Americas

Visible Nations

Contents

Acknowledgments

Film and Video Distributors
Introduction ChonA. Noriega

. RETHEORIZING NATIONAL CINEMA: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD

1. El auto mo vilgris and the Advent of Mexican Classicism Charles Ramirez Berg
2. Crossing Nations and Genres: Traveling Filmmakers Ana M. Lopez
3. Araya across Time and Space: Competing Canons of National (Venezuelan) and International Film Histories Julianne Burton-Carvajal
4. Transcultured Anticommunism: Cold War Hollywood in Postwar Mexico Seth Fein

Part II. DESIRE AND THE NATION: CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

5. Fulfilling Fantasies, Diverting Pleasures: Ana Carolina and Das tripas cora$ao Laura Podalsky
6. Performing the Nation in Sergio Toledo's Vera Monica Hulsbus
7. Pornography and "the Popular" in Post-Revolutionary Mexico: The Club Tivoli from Spota to Isaac Claire F. Fox

Part I.

8. Consuming Tacos and Enchiladas: Gender and the Nation in Como aguapara chocolate Harmony H. Wu
9. The World according to Plaff: Reassessing Cuban Cinema in the Late 1980s Gilberto Moises Blasini

Part III. LOCAL AS GLOBAL POLITICS: ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

10. Grassroots Video in Latin America Patricia Aufderheide
11. Latin American Women's Alternative Film and Video: The Case of Cine Mujer, Colombia Hem S. Goldman
12. Local Television and Community Politics in Brazil: Sao Paulo's TVAnhembi Brian Goldfarb
13. Steadfast Love and Subversive Acts: The Politics of La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead Kathleen Newman

Contributors