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Collecting Visible Evidence : Visible Evidence - Jane Gaines

Collecting Visible Evidence

Visible Evidence

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Published: 1st July 1999
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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 1952. Other topics include experiments in virtual reality; the crisis of representation in anthropology; and video art and documentary work that challenge the asymmetry of the postcolonial us/them divide. Book jacket.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: "The Real Returns"p. 1
The Spectacle of Actualityp. 19
Embarrassing Evidence: The Detective Camera and the Documentary Impulsep. 46
Phenomenologies of the Surface: Radiation-Body-Imagep. 65
Political Mimesisp. 84
Damming Virgil Thomson's Music for The Riverp. 103
Paradigms Lost and Found: The "Crisis of Representation" and Visual Anthropologyp. 116
Domestic Ethnography and the Construction of the "Other" Selfp. 140
The Parallax Effect: The Impact of Indigenous Media on Ethnographic Filmp. 156
The Ethics of Intervention: Dennis O'Rourke's The Good Woman of Bangkokp. 176
They Said We Were Trying to Show Reality--All I Want to Show Is My Video: The Politics of the Realist Feminist Documentaryp. 190
Loving Yourself: The Specular Scene in Sexual Self-Help Advice for Womenp. 216
Toward a Phenomenology of Nonfictional Film Experiencep. 241
A Bone of Contention: Documenting the Prehistoric Subjectp. 255
Subjunctive Documentary: Computer Imaging and Simulationp. 274
History in a Flash: Notes on the Myth of TV "Liveness"p. 292
Documentary Horizons: An Afterwordp. 313
Contributorsp. 327
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780816631360
ISBN-10: 0816631360
Series: Visible Evidence : Book 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64