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Title Collecting visible evidence / Jane M. Gaines and Michael Renov, editors
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1999]
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  070.18 Gai/Cve  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 339 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Visible evidence ; v. 6
Visible evidence ; v. 6
Contents Introduction "The Real returns" / Jane M. Gaines -- 1. The Spectacle of actuality / Elizabeth Cowie -- 2. Embarrassing evidence: the detective camera and the documentary impulse / Tom Gunning -- 3. Phenomenologies of the surface: radiation-body-image / Akira Mizuta Lippit -- 4. Political mimesis / Jane M. Gaines -- 5. Damming Virgil Thomson's music for The River / Neil Lerner -- 6. Paradigms lost and found: the "Crisis of representation" and visual anthropology / Nancy Lutkehaus and Jenny Cool -- 7. Domestic ethnography and the construction of the "Other" self / Michael Renov -- 8. The Parallax effect: the impact of indigenous media on ethnographic film / Faye Ginsburg -- 9. The Ethics of intervention: Dennis O'Rourke's The Good Woman of Bangkok / Linda Williams -- 10. They said we were trying to show reality--all I want to show is my video: the politics of the realist feminist documentary / Alexandra Juhasz -- 11. Loving yourself: the specular scene in sexual self-help advice for women / Eithne Johnson -- 12. Toward a phenomenology of nonfictional film experience / Vivian Sobchack -- 13. A Bone of contention: documenting the prehistoric subject / James M. Moran -- 14. Subjunctive documentary: computer imaging and simulation / Mark J.P. Wolf -- 15. History in a flash: notes on the myth of TV "Liveness" / Mark Williams -- 16. Documentary horizons: an afterword / Michael Renov
Summary In documentary studies, the old distinctions between fiction and nonfiction no longer apply, as contemporary film and video artists produce works that defy classification. Coming together to make sense of these developments, the contributors to this book effectively redefine documentary studies. They trace the documentary impulse in the early detective camera, in the reenactment of battle scenes from World War I, and in the telecast of the Nevada A-Bomb test in 1949. Other topics include experiments in virtual reality; the crisis of representation in anthropology; and video art and documentary work that challenges the asymmetry of the postcolonial Us/Them divide
Notes Papers from three annual conferences held beginning in 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Documentary films -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Gaines, Jane, 1946- editor
Renov, Michael, 1950- editor
LC no. 99014043
ISBN 0816631352
9780816631360 (paperback)
0816631360 (paperback)