Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity

Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity

by Heather Norris Nicholson
     
 

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

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739105214
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/15/2003
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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