Experimental Film and Anthropology

Experimental Film and Anthropology

By: Caterina Pasqualino (editor), Arnd Schneider (editor)Paperback

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Experimental Film and Anthropology urges a new dialogue between two seemingly separate fields. The book explores the practical and theoretical challenges arising from experimental film for anthropology, and vice versa, through a number of contact zones: trance, emotions and the senses, materiality and time, non-narrative content and montage. Experimental film and cinema are understood in this book as broad, inclusive categories covering many technical formats and historical traditions, to investigate the potential for new common practices. An international range of renowned anthropologists, film scholars and experimental film-makers engage in vibrant discussion and offer important new insights for all students and scholars involved in producing their own films. This is indispensable reading for students and scholars in a range of disciplines including anthropology, visual anthropology, visual culture and film and media studies.

About Author

Arnd Schneider is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway. Caterina Pasqualino is researcher at the CNRS (Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris, France.


List of Figures Acknowledgments Contributors 1. Experimental Film and Anthropology Caterina Pasqualino, CNRS, France and Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway 2. Stills that Move: Photofilm and Anthropology Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway 3. Experimental Film, Trance and Near-death Experiences Caterina Pasqualino, CNRS, France 4. Contemporary Experimental Documentary and the Premises of Anthropology: The Work of Robert Fenz Nicole Brenez, University of Paris-1/Pantheon-Sorbonne, France 5. Our Favorite Film Shocks Rane Willerslev, University of Oslo, and Christian Suhr, University of Arhus, Denmark 6. Do No Harm - The Cameraless Animation of Anthropologist Robert Ascher Kathryn Ramey, Emerson College, USA 7. Asynchronicity: Rethinking the Relation of Ear and Eye in Ethnographic Practice Jennifer L. Heuson, New York University, USA, and Kevin T. Allen, New School University, USA 8. Memory Objects, Memory Dialogues: Common-sense Experiments in Visual Anthropology Alyssa Grossman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 9. Beyond the Frames of Film and Aboriginal Fieldwork Barbara Glowzcewski, CNRS, France 10. Visual Media Primitivism: Toward a Poetic Ethnography Martino Nicoletti, University of Derby, UK 11. From the Grain to the Pixel, Aesthetic and Political Choices Nadine Wanono, CEMAf: Centre D'etudes des Mondes Africains / CNRS, France Index of Names

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  • ISBN13: 9780857854438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780857854438
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0857854437

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