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"A real man". Hegemonic masculinity and everyday violence in two Argentinean movies.

Hacerse hombre. Masculinidades hegemónicas y violencias cotidianas en dos películas argentinas contemporáneas.

Författare och institution:
María Clara Medina (Institutionen för globala studier)
Publicerad i:
Ceisal 2016,
Konferensbidrag, övrigt
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
How was the Argentine hegemonic masculinity built in the 1970s? What did it mean for an Argentinean child to have a "normal" childhood in a context of State terrorism and violence? How are these childhood experiences recreated in contemporary Argentinean cinema? This paper analyses comparatively two Argentine films produced during the democratic period: Kamchatka (Marcelo Piñeyro, 2002) and Infancia clandestina (Benjamin Avila, 2012). Both directors narrate decisive moments in their family life during the last civil-military dictatorship Argentina (1976-1983) from the eyes of a child-alter ego. By processes of fictionalization of their childhood memories, both Piñeyro as Ávila represent masculinity models in a historical context of risk and violence. Topics such as activism, clandestineness and child vulnerability must be understood in these movies as rituals ofpassage for a boy “becoming a man”; that means, as cinematic representations of gender roles in Argentina during the 1970s that normalized violence as a part of the mainstream masculinity. Finally, and above all, this paper will critically expose the construction/reproduction of gender rules to "become a man" in both movies by violent social practices that shape identity, reveal hegemonic masculinities and represent traditional cultural models.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Annan humaniora
Masculinity, Gender, Violence, Argentina, Film
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Posten skapad:
2016-06-02 12:39
Posten ändrad:
2016-06-02 16:10

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