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Feminist Documentary Cinema as a Diffraction Apparatus: A Diffractive Reading of the Spanish Films, Cuidado, resbala and Yes, We Fuck!

Research Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(7), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8070206
Received: 25 April 2019 / Revised: 10 June 2019 / Accepted: 27 June 2019 / Published: 2 July 2019
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Following Karen Barad’s diffractive methodology, we encounter feminist documentary cinema as a diffraction apparatus: that is, as technologies that make part of the world intelligible to another part of the world in specific ways, by means of intra-actions between human and non-human agencies and objects of observation. We propose three analytical tools: materiality, emotionality, and performativity. In this article, we analyse two Spanish documentary films that render visible the potential of feminist documentary cinema for building alliances from and against precarity: Cuidado, resbala and Yes, We Fuck! Reading the insights and patterns raised in each case study through one another (i.e., diffractively), we discuss the intra-actions by which each of these films participates in co-creating the real. We end up describing three possible effects of feminist material-discursive practices in documentary cinema. View Full-Text
Keywords: Documentary; diffraction apparatus; diffractive reading; Cuidado, resbala; Yes, We Fuck!; Spanish cinema; materiality; emotionality; performativity Documentary; diffraction apparatus; diffractive reading; Cuidado, resbala; Yes, We Fuck!; Spanish cinema; materiality; emotionality; performativity
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Calderon-Sandoval, O.; Sanchez-Espinosa, A. Feminist Documentary Cinema as a Diffraction Apparatus: A Diffractive Reading of the Spanish Films, Cuidado, resbala and Yes, We Fuck!. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 206.

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