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“I’m a sociologist too, right?” Cinema and the representation of contemporary violence in Spain. Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Jérôme Ferret
le 23 mars 2022
In : "Violence: An International Journal", Volume 2 Issue 2, October 2021.

Violence is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to develop understanding about violence, but also to build up a delineated field of research for preventing and exiting violence, with its contributions and debates. More particularly, the journal is focused on physical, political or social violence, but also deals with State violence, delinquency and crime for instance. When asking crosscutting issues, Violence will look at various regions of the world, from the local to the global.


The Spanish director’s oeuvre offers a unique vision of the various forms of violence at work in contemporary Spanish society. This study aims to encourage social scientists to reflect on their own practice and identify potential blind spots in their work. More broadly, the young Spanish director’s output can be viewed as the product of a particular socialization (both familial and academic) and his belonging to a generation uninhibited by the codes of classic Spanish politics. In this sense, his is a “post 15-M1 cinema,” part of a “second transition.” These are the factors that must inform a sociological interpretation of three of his most representative works, and the reading of the interview that follows.

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