(Un)veiling Bodies
A Trajectory of Chilean Post-Dictatorship Documentary

Elizabeth Ramírez-Soto

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 20

Legenda

23 September 2019  •  234pp

ISBN: 978-1-781887-01-1 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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Documentary plays an essential role in the struggles over memories of Latin America’s dictatorial pasts. Ever since Chile’s military coup of 11 September 1973, whether inside the country or in exile, filmmakers have passionately and incessantly documented, created, and reenacted memories from this traumatic event and its aftermath.

(Un)veiling Bodies analyses the rich landscape of Chilean documentary during the first two decades after the restoration of civilian rule in 1990. Ramírez-Soto proposes a trajectory that shifts from revealing the bodies of direct victims to unveiling the body of the film itself. This is a journey deeply intertwined with the country’s own democratic transition.

Informed by the affective turn in film studies, this book offers a novel approach to this largely unexplored field of Chilean cinema by arguing that these heterogeneous works shift from a ‘cinema of the affected’ to a ‘cinema of affect’. By doing so, these documentaries contribute to Chilean society’s own restoration of the senses.

Elizabeth Ramírez-Soto is Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. Her articles have appeared in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Rethinking History, and Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. She is also the coeditor of Nomadías: El cine de Marilú Mallet, Valeria Sarmiento y Angelina Vázquez (2016).

Contents:

i-vi
(Un)veiling Bodies: (Un)veiling Bodies
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vii-viii
Table of Contents
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ix-xi
Acknowledgements
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xii-xii
Explanatory Notes
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xiii-xiv
Abbreviations
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Introduction
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Chapter 1 Contextualizing Chilean Documentary and the Memory Struggles
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Chapter 2 (un)veiling Bodies: From Human Remains To Torture Survivors
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Chapter 3 Chilean Documentary Wanderings: Journeys of Desexilio
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Chapter 4 On Glimpses of Childhood and Other People’s Memories
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150-177
Chapter 5 Extending the Circle: Nostalgia For the 1980s and Unsettling Accounts
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Conclusion
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183-201
Bibliography
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202-205
Filmography
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206-220
Index
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Bibliography entry:

Ramírez-Soto, Elizabeth, (Un)veiling Bodies: A Trajectory of Chilean Post-Dictatorship Documentary, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 20 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2019)

First footnote reference: 35 Elizabeth Ramírez-Soto, (Un)veiling Bodies: A Trajectory of Chilean Post-Dictatorship Documentary, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 20 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2019), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Ramírez-Soto, p. 47.

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Ramírez-Soto, Elizabeth. 2019. (Un)veiling Bodies: A Trajectory of Chilean Post-Dictatorship Documentary, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 20 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Ramírez-Soto 2019: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Ramírez-Soto 2019: 21.

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