USV – Messages Sages and Ages

SPACE, GENDER, AND ECONOMY IN “THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES”. ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON 2013 URBAN INTER-ACTION

Abstract:

Having the chance to read the script of a 2013 movie, successfully welcomed by international authorities in the field, we resolved to “transgress” from film studies to (pseudo) literary studies, analysed within the framework of social, geographical and anthropological studies. The very aim of our paper is to reveal the contemporary dynamics of the Western urban space, framed within the boundaries of a text that is further worked in audio-visual production. We will try to grasp the postmodern sensibility that emerges beyond the general crisis of the characters that situate themselves on a gendered map of urban trouble. At the same time, we envisage to connect the economy of the city with the ‘modern primitive’ practices that would confer a certain social position to the individual. Moreover, research in anthropology helped us better understand the geographies of power that are shaped by certain spatial dichotomies and intrinsic body proxemics, in a metaphor of status.

Ana Craciunescu

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