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Shimmering screens
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Deger, Jennifer.

Shimmering screens : making media in an aboriginal community / Jennifer Deger.

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2006.

Visible evidence ; v. 19

Abstract: The author explores the place of technology in the Yolngu community in Gapuwiyak, a remote aboriginal community in Australia, through discussions about the influence of mainstream television, the changing role of photography in mortuary ceremonies, and the making of local radio and video.

Fields of vision
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Devereaux, Leslie.

Fields of vision : essays in film studies, visual anthropology, and photography / edited by Leslie Devereaux and Roger Hillman.

Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.

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Abstract: Filmed images dominate our time, from the movies and TV that entertain us to the news and documentary that inform us and shape our cultural vocabulary. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, "Fields of Vision" is a path-breaking collection that inquires into the power (and limits) of film and photography to make sense of ourselves and others. As critics, social scientists, filmmakers, and literary scholars, the contributors converge on the issues of representation and the construction of visual meaning across cultures. From the dismembered bodies of horror film to the exotic bodies of ethnographic film and the gorgeous bodies of romantic cinema, "Fields of Vision" moves through eras, genres, and societies. Always asking how images work to produce meaning, the essays address the way the 'real' on film creates fantasy, news, as well as 'science', and considers this problematic process as cultural boundaries are crossed. One essay discusses the effects of Hollywood's high-capital, world-wide commercial hegemony on local and non-Western cinemas, while another explores the response of indigenous people in central Australia to the forces of mass media and video. Other essays uncover the work of the unconscious in cinema, the shaping of 'female spectatorship' by the 'women's film' genre of the 1920s, and the effects of the personal and subjective in documentary films and the photographs of war reportage. In illuminating dark, elided, or wilfully neglected areas of representation, these essays uncover new fields of vision.

Film as ethnography
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Crawford, Peter Ian. - Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology.

Film as ethnography / edited by Peter Ian Crawford and David Turton.

New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1992.

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Abstract: Colonialist Photography is an absorbing collection of essays and photographs exploring the relationship between photography and European and American colonialism. Packed with well over a hundred images, these captivating pictures range from the first experiments with photography as a documentary medium, up to the decolonisation of many regions after the Second World War. Reinforcing a broad range of Western assumptions and prejudices, such images often assisted in the construction of a colonial culture. In these thirteen essays, Colonialist Photography considers: * how photographs tended to support the cultural and political rhetoric of racial and geographic difference between the West and its colonies * the range of images from 'scientific' categorizing and recording methods, to 'commercial' pictures for collection and display, such as postcards and magazine advertisements * how photographers contributed to cultural, social, and political ideas of race by highlighting racial distinction in their work. By drawing upon methods from anthropology, literary criticism, geography, imperial history and art history, Hight and Sampson offer a rich source of current ideas about relationship between colonialism and visual representation. Using case studies and recent forms of interpretative analysis, these post-colonial readings provide a thought-provoking analysis of how we imagine race and place.

Working images
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Pink, Sarah.

Working images : visual research and representation in ethnography / edited by Sarah Pink, Lâaszlâo Kèurti, and Ana Isabel Afonso.

New York : Routledge, 2004.

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