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The Child as Hyphen: Yamina Benguigui’s Inch’allah Dimanche

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 1974, in the wake of the oil crisis of the preceding year and as a consequence of the resulting economic downturn, France’s newly elected president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, changed French immigration policy. The waves of post-war North...

Graphic Tales: Class, Violence and South Korean Childhood in Sang-Ho Yeon’s The King of Pigs

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...We seem to be looking at a highly stylized panel from a comic book. There is no movement other than the panning of the camera directing our eye across its harsh graphic lines. The stillness and silence are unnerving. What we see...
...The child’s significance for the transnational distribution and reception of certain kinds of cinema – the presence of so many films on the international festival and art house circuits that feature children in prominent roles – would...

An Allegorical Childhood: Identity and Coming of Age in Terry Loane’s Mickybo and Me

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Eduardo Mendieta, ‘Writings for a Liberation Psychology’, Cross Currents 47, no. 1 (1997): 134.Children may live the psychosocial trauma of war for a moment, a month, a year, but they suffer it for the duration of their lives; they have...

Citizenship in the Classroom: The Politicization of Child Subjects in Nicolas Philibert’s To Be and To Have and Laurent Cantet’s The Class

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The cultural institution of the school is often presumed to function as an entry point for civic engagement with the nation state. The etymological origin of the term ‘nation’ is, in fact, directly associated with childhood, as it invokes...

Education, Destiny and National Identity in Raúl Ruiz’s Manuel on the Island of Wonders

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Raúl Ruiz was born in 1941 in the coastal city of Puerto Montt in southern Chile. Before turning to film-making, he had managed to write over a hundred stage plays and worked on a number of Mexican telenovelas. His first film, Tres tristes...

‘Away from Girlhood’: Catherine Breillat’s Bluebeard

Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson is Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...One In her retelling of the Bluebeard story, The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter’s girl heroine narrates: I remember how, that night, I lay awake in the wagon-lit in a tender, delicious ecstasy of excitement, my burning cheek pressed...

Children’s Toys, Argentine Nationhood and Blondness in Albertina Carri’s Barbie Gets Sad Too and Néstor F. and Martín C.’s Easy Money

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter analyses two stop-motion short films – Barbie Gets Sad Too and Easy Money – that are ‘acted’ almost exclusively by toys, objects taken back from the world of childhood. Through that gesture the films explore the discourses...

Beiqing, Kuqing and National Sentimentality in Liu Junyi’s Left-behind Children

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Over the past decades, rapid economic growth has led to extensive internal rural-to-urban migration in China. As a consequence of this radical social transformation, the children of migrants are often left under the care of relatives...

Introduction: Nation, Film, Child

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

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Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is Professor of Comparative Film and Culture at University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson is Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright is Reader in Hispanic Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The proposition underlying this book is not only that each of its three organizing concepts – the child, the nation and cinema – can sometimes illuminate unexpected aspects of the other two, but above all that the three taken in conjuncture...