The Precarious in the Cinemas of the Americas

  • Constanza Burucúa
  • Carolina Sitnisky

Part of the Global Cinema book series (GLOBALCINE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Constanza Burucúa, Carolina Sitnisky
    Pages 1-15
  3. Self-reflexive Considerations on the Precarious

  4. On Cultural Policies, Legislations and Funding

  5. Transnational Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado
      Pages 267-288
  6. Constanza Burucúa, Carolina Sitnisky
    Pages E1-E2
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-301

About this book


Historically, cinema in the Americas has been signed by a state of precariousness. Notwithstanding the growing accessibility to video and digital technologies, access to the material means of film production is still limited, affecting the spheres of production, distribution, and reception. Equally, questions about the precarious can be traced in cultural and archival policies, film legislations, as well as in thematic and aesthetic choices. While conventional definitions of the precarious have been associated with notions of scarcity and insecurity, this volume looks at precariousness from a non-monolithic angle, exploring its productivity and potential for original, critical approaches, with the aim of providing new readings to the variedly rich and complex cinemas of the Americas.


Precarity Precarious Latin American Cinema American Cinema Canadian Cinema Brazilian Cinema

Editors and affiliations

  • Constanza Burucúa
    • 1
  • Carolina Sitnisky
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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