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Males, screens and revolution: an analysis of male figures in "La hora de los hornos" and "Los traidores" (Argentina 1968-1972).

Abstract in spanish

This paper aims at an analysis of the male representations present in two Argentine films in the decades of the 60´ and 70´: “La hora de los hornos” (Grupo Cine Liberación) and “Los traidores” of 1972 (Grupo de la Base). It is addressing these films from a gender perspective. Based on a conception of the representations as political actions that involve knowledge, subject and power, this work aims to make visible aspects of the film figures linked to the masculine analysis. Both films feature a narrative of romantic plot where there is evidence of a road where the worker of the popular sectors becomes a young guerrilla. It is an exclusively masculine road that involves disputes within political struggle by virility. Thus to the figures of men of power represented by trade unionists, businessmen and members of the national oligarchy are opposed and challenged by them linked to politicians, workers, peasants and militants on the other. The latter will be the bearers of a "revolutionary duty" and a morally "superior".

Keywords: masculinities,gender,films,representations,plot,political Affiliation.
Author: Santiago Luis Navone. Licenciado en Historia, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata.
Received: July 22th, 2015, Accepted: December 20th, 2015
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 26 - Santiago, diciembre 2015 - 112/137 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.