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The fragmented body of contemporary cinema

Elenildes Dantas


In The cinematic body, Steven Shaviro explores the relationship between the cinematic apparatus and the life of the body, suggesting that both are not alien or extrinsic to each other, since their symbolic and parasitic interpretation is part of the postmodern culture of social and technological relations of capitalist society. Understanding the cinema as a living medium that causes bodily reactions of desire and fear, pleasure and disgust, fascination and shame, the author seeks relations with postmodernity, the politics of human bodies, the construction of masculinity and the masochistic aesthetic, present in films.


Cinema; cinematic body; aesthetics; image

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v10i2p197-201

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