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Rethinking observational cinema

Grimshaw, Anna and Ravetz, Amanda (2009) Rethinking observational cinema. ISSN 1467-9655

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'Observational cinema' has long been central to debates in visual anthropology. Although initially hailed as a radical breakthrough in ethnographic filmmaking, the genre was subsequently criticized as naïvely empiricist and lacking in reflexive sophistication. In this article, we make a new case for observational cinema. It grows out of a renewed attention to practice. We argue that observational work be understood not as preliminary to anthropological proper but as a distinctive form of anthropology in its own right.

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Additional Information: A. Grimshaw and A. Ravetz. Rethinking observational cinema. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 538-556. Published by and copyright Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version of this article is available from http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/
Divisions: Legacy Research Institutes > MIRIAD: The Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design > Art and Media Arts Research Centre
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 11:07
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 02:54
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/97148


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