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Representation
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Hall, Stuart <1932-> - Open University.

Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices / edited by Stuart Hall.

Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage in association with the Open University, 1997.

Culture, media, and identities

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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.

The Filmmaker and the prostitute
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O'Rourke Dennis

The Filmmaker and the prostitute : Dennis O'Rourke's The good woman of Bangkok / edited by Chris Berry, Annette Hamilton and Laleen

Sydney : Power Publications, 1997.

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Abstract: The Good Woman of Bangkok is a controversial account of the Australian documentary filmmaker Dennis O'Rourke's nine-month involvement with a Thai prostitute named Yaiwalak Conchanakun, called Aoi. Modeled after Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Szechuan, which uses the central figure of a prostitute to examine the possibility of living a good life in a corrupt world, O'Rourke's film explores the conjunctions of sex and money in the East meets West world of Bangkok and examines the ethical complexity of his multiple roles as client, lover and director in relation to Aoi. Although O'Rourke remains an off-camera voice throughout the film, his work is centrally concerned with his intercession into and interrogation of Aoi's life, which culminates in his offer to rescue her from prostitution by buying her and her family a rice farm. O'Rourke provocatively positions his very personal film as "documentary fiction," an antithesis of the objective documentary which rearranges chronology for dramatic effect and self-consciously examines the voyeuristic nature of filmmaking. Although the film centers on the life of Aoi, it indicates the elusive edges of a larger story about the intercultural, interracial and economic complexity of post-colonial capitalism.

The perception of the environment
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Ingold, Tim <1948->

The perception of the environment : essays on livelihood, dwelling & skill / Tim Ingold.

New York : Routledge, 2000.

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Abstract: In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. He argues that what we are used to calling cultural variation consists, in the first place, of variations in skill. Neither innate nor acquired, skills are grown, incorporated into the human organism through practice and training in an environment. They are thus as much biological as cultural. The twenty-three essays comprising this book focus in turn on the procurement of livelihood, on what it means to 'dwell', and on the nature of skill, weaving together approaches from social anthropology, ecological psychology, developmental biology and phenomenology in a way that has never been attempted before. The book revolutionises the way we think about what is 'biological' and 'cultural' in humans, about evolution and history, and indeed about what it means for human beings - at once organisms and persons - to inhabit an environment. Reissued with a brand new preface, The Perception of the Environment is essential reading not only for anthropologists but also for biologists, psychologists, archaeologists, geographers and philosophers.

Transmission image
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Mersmann, Birgit.

Transmission image : visual translation and cultural agency / edited by Birgit Mersmann and Alexandra Schneider.

Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2009.

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Abstract: "Transmission Image: Visual Translation and Cultural Agency" offers a challenging survey of the burgeoning debate about visual culture in a global perspective.Bringing together scholarly perspectives on places ranging from China and India to Nigeria, and from the Philippines and Syria to Germany, this volume proposes a truly global outlook on the study of visual culture in both a contemporary and an historical perspective. Addressing key theoretical issues, the contributors cover a wide range of art forms and visual media, highlighting the complex cultural codification of images and its impact on the study of visual culture and globalization.

Colonialist photography
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Hight, Eleanor M.

Colonialist photography : imag(in)ing race and place / edited by Eleanor M. Hight and Gary D. Sampson

London [etc.] : Routledge, 2002

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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.

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.

Picturing the primitive
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Oksiloff, Assenka.

Picturing the primitive : visual culture, ethnography, and early German cinema / Assenka Oksiloff.

New York : Palgrave, 2001.

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Abstract: "Primitive Pictures" explores the relationship between early German cinema and anthropology's fascination with "primitive" cultures. At the core of this study is a mythic first contact between the camera and the non-Western body. The term that binds the two is the "primitive", referring both to cultures ostensibly existing outside of modern Time and also to a way of seeing the world via the lens. Asseka Oksiloff examines how the movie camera, with its capacity to record reality in a supposedly direct fashion, is legitimated by the primitive body in the first decades of the twentieth century. From the earliest research footage to popularized adventure footage, the film theory, the "primitive" holds out the promise of a critical space that affirms modern, technological vision.

Contours of culture
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Atkinson, Paul <1947->

Contours of culture : complex ethnography and the ethnography of complexity / Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, and William Housley.

Walnut Creek, [CA] : AltaMira Press, c2008.

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Abstract: "In Contours of Culture the authors discuss the uses of various ethnographic methods in the study of culture, drawing on their field research with an opera company, Welsh artists, and classes on the popular Brazilian martial art capoeira. In their practical research and in the research of other scolars, they encounter complex problems and themes that often require new ways of organizing and conceiving cultural material, and even new ways of giving expression to phenomena that are only partially understood. This book is not only about the inherent complexities involved in ethnography; it is also about the kinds of opportunities available to researchers immersed in this complexity and how they might grasp cultural settings in their entirety."

Exhibiting cultures
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Karp, Ivan. - Rockefeller Foundation.

Exhibiting cultures : the poetics and politics of museum display / edited by Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine.

Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1991.

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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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Rethinking visual anthropology
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Rethinking visual anthropology / edited by Marcus Banks and Howard Morphy

New Haven ; London : Yale university press, c1997

Abstract: This text brings together a collection of essays by leading anthropologists, covering an entire range of visual representation and including discussions on the anthropology of art, the study of landscape, and the history of anthropology.

Photography's other histories
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Pinney, Christopher.

Photography's other histories / edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson.

Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.

Objects/histories

Abstract: Presents an account, describing photography as a globally disseminated and locally appropriated medium. This book explores from a variety of geographic, cultural, and historic perspectives the role of photography in raising historical consciousness. It includes case studies centered in early-twentieth-century Peru and India, Kenya, and Nigeria.