Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity

Overview

The lives of Indigenous peoples have long been framed for the outside world by others' cinematic gaze. But during the past thirty years, North America's Indigenous image-makers, particularly in Canada, have used the changing technologies of film, video, television, and computer to present their peoples' histories, identities, and perspectives. This edited collection of essays, conversations, and interviews combines Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices as it sets changing representations of Indigenous people on ...

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Overview

The lives of Indigenous peoples have long been framed for the outside world by others' cinematic gaze. But during the past thirty years, North America's Indigenous image-makers, particularly in Canada, have used the changing technologies of film, video, television, and computer to present their peoples' histories, identities, and perspectives. This edited collection of essays, conversations, and interviews combines Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices as it sets changing representations of Indigenous people on screen against broader socio-cultural, ideological, and economic considerations.

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Editorial Reviews

British Journal For Canadian Studies
Altogether this volume provides an extensive overview of key issues in the representation of Aboriginal people, a stimulating introduction to emerging areas of concern, and valuable insights into the production of film, video, and television about Aboriginal issues.
British Journal of Canadian Studies
Altogether this volume provides an extensive overview of key issues in the representation of Aboriginal people, a stimulating introduction to emerging areas of concern, and valuable insights into the production of film, video, and television about Aboriginal issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739105214
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Pages: 311
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Norris Nicholson received her doctorate from the University of Exeter. She currently holds an honorary research post at the Centre for Canadian Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is also engaged in film-related research projects at the universities of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Historical Overview of Filmic Representations Chapter 2 Histories of Convenience: Understanding Aboriginal Film Images in Context Chapter 3 Cultural Screening: Social Crisis and Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Films Part 4 Cultural Relations in Archival and Early Non-Commercial Films Chapter 5 Industrious Eskimos and Heroic Missionaries: Projecting Inuit-Missionary Relations in Arctic Pioneers of Baffin Land Chapter 6 Remembering our Namesakes: Oral History and Missionary Film Among the King Islanders Part 7 Non-indigenous Film-making: Screening Culture and Cultural Screening Chapter 8 The Hollywood Indian and the Independent Film Alternative: Reconstructing Image Identity in Powwow Highway Chapter 9 Dancing with Wolves: Reworking Myths of the Old West Part 10 Perspectives and Practice: A Range of Film-makers on Political, Gender, and Historical Issues Chapter 11 Listen with the Ear to your Heart: A Conversation about Story, Voice, and Bearing Witness Chapter 12 In Whose Honor?: A Conversation with Jay Rosenstein and Charlene Teters Chapter 13 Living Within and Between Various Worlds and Identities Chapter 14 Le Grand Petit Europeen Chapter 15 Honey Moccasin and Other Transgressive Acts Chapter 16 Constructing the Image of the Other Part 17 Representations in National Networks and Community Broadcasting Chapter 18 First Nations in Canadian Television Drama Chapter 19 Moving from Shadows to Light

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