Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Transitions: How Argentine Film Survived the Nineties; Chapter 2 Locating Crisis: Compositions of the Urban; Chapter 3 Margins of Realism: Exploring the Contemporary Landscape; Chapter 4 Perforated Presence: the Documentary Between the Self and the Scene; Chapter 5 Embodiments: Genre and Performance; Chapter 6 Accidents and Miracles: Film and the Experience of History; Filmography; Index
Jens Andermann is Professor of Latin American and Luso-Brazilian Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London and an editor of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. He has published widely on Latin American visual, literary and material culture, including the books The Optic of the State: Visuality and Power in Argentina and Brazil (2007) and Mapas de poder: Una arqueologia literaria del espacio argentino (2000).
'This is scholarship of a very high quality. Andermann picks his way judiciously through existing critical work but never fails to impress with his own lively and attentive readings.' - Joanna Page, author of Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema; 'If you want to know why Argentine cinema over the past 15 years has proved so vibrant and so innovative, look no further than Jens Andermann's timely book.' - Maria Delgado, Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts, Queen Mary, University of London