Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781789381719 Published June 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Cloth $110.50 ISBN: 9781789381528 Published June 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Women in Iberian Filmic Culture

A Feminist Approach to Cinemas in Portugal and Spain

Edited by Elena Cordero Hoyo and Begoña Soto Vásquez

Women in Iberian Filmic Culture

Edited by Elena Cordero Hoyo and Begoña Soto Vásquez

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

238 pages | 14 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781789381719 Published June 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Cloth $110.50 ISBN: 9781789381528 Published June 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Though cinema arrived in Spain and Portugal at the end of the nineteenth century, national and industrial problems as well as the dictatorships of Salazar and Caetano (in Portugal) and Franco (in Spain) meant Iberian cinemas were isolated from European cultural trends. The strict censorship in both countries limited the themes and artistic practices adopted. A specific cinematographic language, in many cases full of metaphors and symbolism, sought alternatives to the imposed official discourse and preconceived definitions of supposed national identities. By contrast, from the 1970s onwards, Spain and Portugal experienced a great change in their societies: the arrival of democracy widened not just the panorama of film production and criticism, but also opened the film industry to women participation in areas historically assigned to men.
 
Focusing on Portuguese and Spanish cinema, this collection brings together research about women and their status in relation to Iberian visual culture. The volume contributes to ongoing debates about the position of women in the cinemas of Portugal and Spain through a revision of feminist theory as well as new accounts of film history. It also aims to promote comparisons between Iberian cinemas and visual culture from different regions, a topic that is almost unexplored in academia, despite the similar histories of the two Iberian countries, particularly throughout the twentieth century.

Contents
Introduction: Women in Iberian cinemas, a singular tour in Spain and Portugal Elena Cordero-Hoyo and Begoña Soto-Vázquez   Part 1: The presence of women in Iberian cinemas Fiction as a Place of Power: The Presence of Female Directors Throughout
For more information, or to order this book, please visit https://press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Intellect Ltd. RSS Feed