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Cosmopolitics in Border Film: Amores Perros and Sleep Dealer
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.ORCID iD: markus.heide@engelska.uu.se
2013 (English)In: Comparative American Studies, ISSN 1477-5700, E-ISSN 1741-2676, Vol. 11, no 1, 89-113 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The complex Mexico city drama Amores Perros and the Latino science fiction film Sleep Dealer explore issues of transnational identification and critique on different levels of cinematic communication: as productions targeting a general, universal young audience; as visual texts that illustrate and negotiate the distribution of images and data in a world of accelerated globalization; as film narratives centered on questions of human mobility and migration; as works of art scripted and directed by individuals who live and work in different countries. The study reads Amores Perros and Sleep Dealer in the context of the history of border film and analyses how the two films position themselves in contemporary debates on critical cosmopolitanism and economic globalization. As border films, set in Mexico, their cinematic politics go beyond local and national perspectives. Both films provide self-reflexive narratives about the topic of resistance within the space of global capitalism and contribute to the contemporary discourse of cosmopolitics.

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Leeds, U.K.: Maney Publishing, 2013. Vol. 11, no 1, 89-113 p.
Keyword [en]
American Studies, Transnationalism, film studies, cosmopolitanism, globalization, Mexican film, migration
National Category
Humanities Studies on Film
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies; English; Romance Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266952OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-266952DiVA: diva2:871441
“Cosmopolitics in Border Film: Amores Perros and Sleep Dealer.” Comparative American Studies. 11.1 (2013): 89-113.
Cosmopolitan Film Cultures
German Research Foundation (DFG)
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