Deborah Martin's book is an intricate weaving of quotes and references around the production of what she calls “second-wave feminist” art, literary, and visual production in Colombia during the second half of the twentieth century. Her in-depth readings of the work of painter Débora Arango and the literary production of Laura Restrepo, in addition to the work of contemporary filmmakers Marta Rodríguez, the women's film collective Cine Mujer, and Margarita Martínez, are set in a framework of local and international feminist and cultural theory. The book is an exploration of such visions and practices amid the hegemonic constructions of female subjectivity and nation building. Martin's approach not only describes the works in certain detail while presenting the bibliography focused on them, but it also brings to the fore the most relevant cultural theory in her readings of each and every work. This...

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