History

The Family Album

by Yeon-Soo Kim
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History
Pages: 268 pages
ISBN 13: 0838756107
ISBN 10: 9780838756102
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : The Family Album written by Yeon-Soo Kim, published by Bucknell University Press which was released on 2005. Download The Family Album Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In order to contemplate cultural significances of the family album, not only the self-defined family photographs but also art photographs or press photographs that draw on the idea of a meta-album as an artistic expression are ... -- This book is an examination of the use of the family album in contemporary Spanish culture. Through the analysis of films, narratives, painting, and a photographic exhibition produced from the end of Franco's dictatorship to the present, Kim interrogates how the family album serves as a critical instrument to reflect on the treatment of the past in contemporary Spain, the recuperation of repressed identities, nostalgia for collective memory symptomatic of the cultural discontent with the erosion of a national boundary due to globalization and the increasing claim of diversity, and ethical concerns for immigration. This study explores a broad range of works by canonical as well as less studied writers and artists, including Juan Goytisolo, Carlos Saura, and Marta Balletbo-Coll. Yeon-Soo Kim is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Rutgers University.