Anna Grimshaw Amanda Ravetz
Observational Cinema: Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life
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Observational Cinema: Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life Anna Grimshaw Amanda Ravetz Once hailed as a radical breakthrough in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, observational cinema has been criticized for a supposedly detached camera that objectifies and dehumanizes the subjects of its gaze Anna Grimshaw and Amanda Ravetz provide the first critical history and in depth appraisal of this movement, examining key works, filmmakers, and theorists, fromOnce hailed as a radical breakthrough in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, observational cinema has been criticized for a supposedly detached camera that objectifies and dehumanizes the subjects of its gaze Anna Grimshaw and Amanda Ravetz provide the first critical history and in depth appraisal of this movement, examining key works, filmmakers, and theorists, from Andre Bazin and the Italian neorealists, to American documentary films of the 1960s, to extended discussions of the ethnographic films of Herb Di Gioia, David Hancock, and David MacDougall They make a new case for the importance of observational work in an emerging experimental anthropology, arguing that this medium exemplifies a non textual anthropology that is both analytically rigorous and epistemologically challenging.. Observational Cinema Anthropology Film and the Exploration of Social Life Once hailed as a radical breakthrough in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking observational cinema has been criticized for a supposedly detached camera that objectifies and dehumanizes the subject
  • Title: Observational Cinema: Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life
  • Author: Anna Grimshaw Amanda Ravetz
  • ISBN: 9780253221582
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Observational Cinema: Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life Anna Grimshaw Amanda Ravetz Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Observational Cinema is a fascinating and much needed study of an important body of work American Ethnologist Grimshaw and Ravetz offer an appealing study of the observational cinematic method in ethnographic research. Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life They make a new case for the importance of observational work in an emerging experimental anthropology, arguing that this medium exemplifies a non textual anthropology that is both analytically rigorous and epistemologically challenging. Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life by Anna Grimshaw, Amanda Ravetz Once hailed as a radical breakthrough in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, observational cinema has been criticized for a supposedly detached camera that objectifies and dehumanizes the subjects of its gaze. Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life Once hailed as a radical breakthrough in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, observational cinema has been criticized for a supposedly detached camera that objectifies and dehumanizes the subjects of its gaze Once hailed as a radical breakthrough in documentary Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Observational Cinema Anthropology, Film, and the Exploration of Social Life by Anna Grimshaw and Amanda Ravetz CATHERINE RUSSELL Mel Oppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal Observational Cinema Indiana University Press Observational Cinema is a fascinating and much needed study of an important body of work American Ethnologist Grimshaw and Ravetz offer an appealing study of the observational cinematic method in ethnographic research.

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    1. Lee Gallagher says:

      Excellent book that re situates observational film making as a deeply involved, phenomenological mode of enquiry, counter to the often held view which tends to think of it as a naive, faux objective approach,that claims unmediated access to reality A landmark book for anyone interested in documentary film making and or alternative representational strategies and working methods in anthropology The authors describe their ideas very clearly and also provide plenty of close readings of many documen [...]

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