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Yūrei in the Andes: National Vengeance Through Hybridized Ghosts

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
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Abstract

Eljaiek-Rodríguez studies the influence of several Asian horror cinemas (Japanese, Korean, Chinese) on Colombian, Peruvian, and Mexican horror films. The author asserts the importance of this impact on both stylistic construction and narration. The chapter draws attention to the recurring figure of the ghost in general and the vengeful ghost in particular. Eljaiek-Rodríguez continually draws attention to the use of these supernatural images to represent the socially and politically unrepresentable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.The New School of AtlantaAtlantaUSA

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