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Exploration, science and spectacle. The cinematography about Amazon in the first half of the twentieth century.

Abstract in spanish

This paper presents some elements for an analysis of the processes by which, both documentary and fiction films, performed in the first half of the twentieth century by American and European explorers and filmmakers, created a set of representations of the Amazon. These representations were the manifestation of a discursive practice and a policy of construction of otherness with convergence and articulation of the discourses of science, popular culture and practice of representational otherness, manifest in the cinema of the first half of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Cinema,Amazon,representations.
Author: Oscar Guarín Martínez. Magister en Historia de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, de Bogotá, y profesor asistente del Departamento de Historia de esta misma universidad. . Es investigador asociado del CEAVI. En la actualidad realiza estudios doctorales en Ciencias Sociales, en la Universidade Estadual de Campinas,–UNICAMP-, Brasil.
Received: October 08th, 2012, Accepted: November 04th, 2012
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 20 - Santiago, diciembre 2012 - 56/78 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.