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    Diaspora and national identity in Daniel Burman’s "El Abrazo Partido"

    Pinazza, Natalia (2012) Diaspora and national identity in Daniel Burman’s "El Abrazo Partido". Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 21 (3), pp. 437-448. ISSN 1356-9325.

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    Abstract

    This article discusses how national and diasporic identity is negotiated in El abrazo partido (Daniel Burman, 2004) as part of an investigation into how the film engages with its own categorisation as an Argentine Jewish film. Through the protagonist's narration and point-of-view, the spectator becomes acquainted with the day-to-day life in a multicultural shopping centre in Once, a Jewish neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, where Burman himself has an insider status. In light of theories of diasporic filmmaking, the article explores Burman's situatedness and the implications that his own positioning has for the narrative, visual style, character and subject matter of the film. It aims to investigate how the film attests to the impact of neoliberal economics on culture and the extent to which the film simultaneously negotiates local and global issues in its reassertion of national identity.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 10:27
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 10:54
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10310

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