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Remaking Brazil : Contested national identities in contemporary Brazilian cinema

Author: Tatiana Signorelli Heise
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2012.
Series: Iberian and Latin American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines Brazilian films released between 1995 and 2010, with special attention to issues of race, ethnicity and national identity. Focusing on the idea of the nation as an 'imagined community', the author discuss the various ways in which dominant ideas about brasilidade (Brazilian national consciousness) are dramatised, supported or attacked in contemporary fiction and documentary films.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Signorelli Heise.
Remaking Brazil. Contested national identities in contemporary Brazilian cinema.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press 2012
(OCoLC)794036060
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tatiana Signorelli Heise
ISBN: 9780708325162 0708325165
OCLC Number: 802932517
Description: 1 online resource ([xii], 200 pages).
Contents: pt. 1. Constructions of Brazilian national identity --
pt. 2. Brazilian national identity in contemporary films.
Series Title: Iberian and Latin American studies.
Responsibility: Tatiana Signorelli Heise.

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