From hybridity to the aesthetics of garbage

Robert Stam

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This paper focuses on three related aspects of these aesthetics, specifically: 1) their constitutive hybridity; 2) their chronotopic multiplicity; and 3) their common motif of the redemption of detritus. After arguing the special qualifications of the cinema for realising such a hybrid, multitemporal aesthetic, I will conclude with the case of the Brazilian 'aesthetics of garbage' as the point of convergence of all our themes, specifically examining three films literally and figuratively 'about' garbage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-290
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Identities
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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