Item description for Moving Pictures, Migrating Identities by Eva Rueschmann...
A close reading of international films that focus on diaspora and exile
In recent decades the experiences and political struggles of immigrants, exiles, and sojourners have inspired some of the most provocative feature films and documentaries in world cinema. These have sparked theoretical debates about cultural identity, place, and representation in the media.
The thirteen essays in this anthology contribute to a growing interest in the emerging international genre of exile and diaspora films, treating a variety of motion pictures from Europe and the United States in their national and transnational contexts.
These essays examine how contemporary cinema--both fiction feature film and documentary--has imagined the experience of migration and displacement, the struggle for citizenship and cultural belonging, and the encounter and negotiation of different cultures and identities. The authors discuss the ways cinema explores the many contradictions of exile and diaspora.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 6, 2003
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110507 ISBN13 9781934110508
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More About Eva Rueschmann
Rueschmann is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Hampshire College.