Reprojecting the City
Urban Space and Dissident Sexualities in Recent Latin American Cinema

Benedict Hoff

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 13

Legenda

13 February 2017  •  186pp

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Reprojecting the City takes a radical new look at the cinematic city through a queer perspective from the global south. Placing centre-stage the intersection of dissident sexuality with capitalism, globalisation and urban development, it shows how recent Latin American films rework our understandings of urban space and disrupt ‘Western’ imaginations of city life and sexuality in the majority world. Fusing a queer perspective with a range of other critical approaches, Hoff takes current debates beyond the now well-trodden narratives of dependency and subalternity to a new space in which the so-called ‘periphery’ is relocated back to the centre of things. Latin American cinematic cities, emerge not merely as marginal spaces of prejudice, discrimination, exclusion and violence also ones of hope, empowerment and productive possibility firmly implicated in the global (re)production of sexualities and sexual discourses.

Benedict Hoff is Visiting Researcher within the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield and also works as a mindfulness teacher and integrative counsellor. Currently he is researching on mindfulness, curiosity, and urban living. The doctoral thesis on which this book is based was awarded joint runner-up prize in the AHGBI’s publishing competition for 2013/14.

Reviews:

  • ‘One of the latest additions to an expanding catalogue of queer approaches to Latin American cinema, Reprojecting the City identifies a ‘conceptual “sweet-spot”’ at the intersection between Urban, Queer, and Cinema Studies.’ — Rebecca Jarman, Modern Language Review 113.4, October 2018, 892-93 (full text online)
  • ‘The four film-analysis chapters are very well pitched, deftly teasing out the representations of sexual identities manifested through the relationships mediated by the differing geopolitical urban scenarios... Hoff’s monograph is a valuable contribution to the study of sexuality in contemporary Latin-American cinemas as well as to the aesthetics and geopolitics of cinematic space. It will be valuable to researchers in the field and, because of its accessibility, to undergraduate students of South American cinema.’ — Sheldon Penn, Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies 2.2, 2018, 339-40

Contents:

i-vi
Reprojecting the City: Reprojecting the City
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Table of Contents
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ix-ix
Acknowledgements
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A Note On Translations and Film References
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xi-x
List of Illustrations
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Introduction
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17-39
Chapter 1 Mapping/negotiating the Terrain: Towards A Queer Urban Geography of Latin American Cinema
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40-68
Chapter 2 Buenos Aires: Un Año Sin Amor Decentring the ‘Global Gay’: S/m, the Hiv-Positive Body and Transnational Space
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69-97
Chapter 3 Medellín: La Virgen De Los Sicarios Sicarios, Shotguns and Sugar-Daddies: Reclaiming Metropolitan Sexualities in the Valley of Death
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98-122
Chapter 4 Recife: Amarelo Manga Living On the Edge: Marginality, Liminality and the ‘in-Between’
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123-154
Chapter 5 Rio De Janeiro: Madame Satã Back To the Future: Sexual Identity, Queer Transcendence and the Carnivalesque in 1920s/30s Lapa
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155-158
Postscript: Queer Afterthoughts
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159-168
Bibliography
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169-170
Filmography
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171-176
Index
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Bibliography entry:

Hoff, Benedict, Reprojecting the City: Urban Space and Dissident Sexualities in Recent Latin American Cinema, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 13 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2017)

First footnote reference: 35 Benedict Hoff, Reprojecting the City: Urban Space and Dissident Sexualities in Recent Latin American Cinema, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 13 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2017), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Hoff, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Hoff, Benedict. 2017. Reprojecting the City: Urban Space and Dissident Sexualities in Recent Latin American Cinema, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 13 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Hoff 2017: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Hoff 2017: 21.

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