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Transnational Cinema at the Borders

Borderscapes and the cinematic imaginary

Ana Cristina Mendes John Sundholm (Stockholm University, Sweden)



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30 June 2020
Films, movies & cinema; Popular culture; Media studies; Political campaigning & advertising
In tandem with a postnational imaginary which is nurtured by the ever-present promise of deterritorialized mobility and burgeoning migratory fluxes, walls and fences separating nation-states multiply. This is a burning issue: even though nation states at the centre of the global order increasingly present themselves as postnational, calls for tighter border security undermine utopian notions of both a borderless New Europe and the USA as the Promised Land. This collection investigates the urgent issue of borderscapes and the cinematic imaginary by bringing together a range of new approaches in the field of film and media studies, crossing over into sociology, migration studies and artistic research. The contributions focus on the interrelated motifs of borderscapes as they are represented and used in transnational cinematographies, from Palestine to Sweden, Spain, Finland, Italy, Iran, Iraq, France, the UK and US, and as constituting premises of cinematic production. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Transnational Cinemas journal.
Edited by:   Ana Cristina Mendes, John Sundholm (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   259g
ISBN:   9780367519070
ISBN 10:   0367519070
Pages:   132
Publication Date:   30 June 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ana Cristina Mendes is Assistant Professor of English Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her areas of specialization are cultural and postcolonial studies, with an emphasis on the representations and reception of alterity in the global cultural marketplace. John Sundholm is Professor of Film Studies and Head of the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. He has published widely on minor cinemas and memory studies. He also works as a film programmer/curator and is affiiated to the PhD program in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland.

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