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European cinema in motion : migrant and diasporic film in contemporary Europe /
edited by Daniela Berghahn and Claudia Sternberg.
imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010.
description
xiv, 321 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230278981 (hbk.), 9780230278981 (hbk.)
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imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010.
isbn
0230278981 (hbk.)
9780230278981 (hbk.)
contents note
Locating migrant and diasporic cinema in contemporary Europe / Daniela Berghahn and Claudia Sternberg -- Migration and cinematic process in post-Cold War Europe / Dina Iordanova -- State and other funding for migrant, diasporic and world cinemas in Europe / Anne Jäckel -- Nostalgic journeys in post-Soviet cinema : towards a lost home? / Birgit Beumers -- Transculturation in German and Spanish migrant and diasporic cinema : on constrained spaces and minor intimacies in Princesses and A little bit of freedom / Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez -- The dark side of hybridity : contemporary black and Asian British cinema / Sarita Malik -- Body matters : immigrants in recent Spanish, Italian and Greek cinemas / Isabel Santaolalla -- Gendering diaspora : the work of diasporic women film-makers in Western Europe / Carrie Tarr -- Queering the diaspora / James S. Williams -- Sound bridges : transnational mobility as ironic melodrama / Deniz Göktürk -- Coming of age in "the hood" : the diasporic youth film and questions of genre / Daniela Berghahn -- Migration, diaspora and metacinematic reflection / Claudia Sternberg -- Future imperfect : some onward perspectives on migrant and diasporic film practice / Gareth Jones.
catalogue key
7375619
 
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Daniela Berghahn is Reader in Film Studies in the Media Arts Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She is the author of Hollywood Behind the Wall: The Cinema of East Germany (2005). Claudia Sternberg is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, UK. She is the co-author of Bidding for the Mainstream? Black and Asian British Film since the 1990s (2004).
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An important contribution filled with original work and insightful analyses." - Randall Halle, Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA "A welcome addition to European cinema studies and a timely contribution to the growing fields of diasporic, migrant and transnational cinemas. This thought-provoking collection, which manages to be both diverse and coherent, will be consulted for years to come." - Elizabeth Ezra, Professor of Cinema and Culture, University of Stirling, UK "The editors' avowed awareness of the conceptual problems inherent in their terms and definitions, together with their thorough review of current debates and the contributors' own engaging analyses, provide this book with the potential to open up alluring research avenues across disciplinary and textual boundaries. It is along these yet unexplored intellectual paths that this ambitious project might pave the way to other possible endeavours, resulting in an even more radical questioning of European identities and imageries." - Mattia Marino, Journal of Contemporary European Studies "...this volume offers a unique contribution to migration debates...the editors provide an excellent overview of well- and lesser-known European films dealing with migration and multiculturalism." - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
"An important contribution filled with original work and insightful analyses." -- Randall Halle, Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh "A welcome addition to European cinema studies and a timely contribution to the growing fields of diasporic, migrant and transnational cinemas. This thought-provoking collection, which manages to be both diverse and coherent, will be consulted for years to come." --- Elizabeth Ezra, Professor of Cinema and Culture, University of Stirling, UK
'An important contribution filled with original work and insightful analyses.' - Randall Halle, Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA
'An important contribution filled with original work and insightful analyses.' - Randall Halle, Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA 'A welcome addition to European cinema studies and a timely contribution to the growing fields of diasporic, migrant and transnational cinemas. Th is thought-provoking collection, which manages to be both diverse and coherent, will be consulted for years to come.' - Elizabeth Ezra, Professor of Cinema and Culture, University of Stirling, UK
'An important contribution filled with original work and insightful analyses.' - Randall Halle, Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA   'A welcome addition to European cinema studies and a timely contribution to the growing fields of diasporic, migrant and transnational cinemas. Th is thought-provoking collection, which manages to be both diverse and coherent, will be consulted for years to come.' - Elizabeth Ezra, Professor of Cinema and Culture, University of Stirling, UK
'An important contribution filled with original work and insightful analyses.' - Randall Halle, Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA 'A welcome addition to European cinema studies and a timely contribution to the growing fields of diasporic, migrant and transnational cinemas. This thought-provoking collection, which manages to be both diverse and coherent, will be consulted for years to come.' - Elizabeth Ezra, Professor of Cinema and Culture, University of Stirling, UK 'The editors' avowed awareness of the conceptual problems inherent in their terms and definitions, together with their thorough review of current debates and the contributors' own engaging analyses, provide this book with the potential to open up alluring research avenues across disciplinary and textual boundaries. It is along these yet unexplored intellectual paths that this ambitious project might pave the way to other possible endeavours, resulting in an even more radical questioning of European identities and imageries.' - Mattia Marino, Journal of Contemporary European Studies '...this volume offers a unique contribution to migration debates...the editors provide an excellent overview of well- and lesser-known European films dealing with migration and multiculturalism.' - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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Summaries
Main Description
This collection brings together international experts on the cinema of migration and diaspora in postcolonial and postnational Europe. It offers a comprehensive theoretical and analytical discussion of a highly productive creative sector and documents the spectrum of this area of exploration in European, transnational and World Cinema studies.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection brings together international experts on the cinema of migration & diaspora in postcolonial & postnational Europe. It offers a theoretical & analytical discussion of a highly productive creative sector & documents the spectrum of this area of exploration in European, transnational & world cinema studies.
Description for Bookstore
A collection of original essays exploring how the work of migrant and diasporic filmmakers has redefined our understanding of European identity over the last twenty-five years
Long Description
Transnational mobility and migration are amongst the most powerful forces of social transformation in the contemporary world. Over the past three decades, representations of migrant and diasporic experiences and the dynamics of postmodern multiculturalism have assumed a prominent position in European mainstream and art house cinema. Filmmakers with a migratory background have brought about the World Cinema turn in European cinema by introducing new narratives and by fusing Western and non-Western aesthetic traditions. European Cinema in Motion develops an original theory of migrant and diasporic cinema and provides an overview of its cultural and industrial contexts in Europe. Representative case studies of more than eighty films adopt a comparative perspective in the search for the commonalities and differences between productions from Western, Southern and Eastern Europe. The contributions reflect the wide spectrum of this important new field at the interface of (trans)national, European and World Cinema.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Notes on Contributorsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Locating Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europep. 12
Migration and Cinematic Process in Post-Cold War Europep. 50
State and Other Funding for Migrant, Diasporic and World Cinemas in Europep. 76
Nostalgic Journeys in Post-Soviet Cinema: Towards a Lost Home?p. 96
Transculturation in German and Spanish Migrant and Diasporic Cinema: On Constrained Spaces and Minor Intimacies in Princesses and A Little Bit of Freedomp. 114
The Dark Side of Hybridity: Contemporary Black and Asian British Cinemap. 132
Body Matters: Immigrants in Recent Spanish, Italian and Greek Cinemasp. 152
Gendering Diaspora: The Work of Diasporic Women Film-Makers in Western Europep. 175
Queering the Diasporap. 196
Sound Bridges: Transnational Mobility as Ironic Melodramap. 215
Coming of Age in 'the Hood': The Diasporic Youth Film and Questions of Genrep. 235
Migration, Diaspora and Metacinematic Reflectionp. 256
Future Imperfect: Some Onward Perspectives on Migrant and Diasporic Film Practicep. 275
Filmographyp. 293
Indexp. 301
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