Theorizing Documentary / Edition 1

Theorizing Documentary / Edition 1

by Michael Renov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415903823

ISBN-13: 9780415903820

Pub. Date: 05/28/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A key collection of essays that looks at the specific issues related to the documentary form. Questions addressed include 'What is documentary?' and 'How fictional is nonfiction?'  See more details below

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A key collection of essays that looks at the specific issues related to the documentary form. Questions addressed include 'What is documentary?' and 'How fictional is nonfiction?'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415903820
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Series:
AFI Film Readers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction: The Truth About Non-Fiction1
2Toward a Poetics of Documentary12
3The Documentary Film as Scientific Inscription37
4Document and Documentary: On the Persistence of Historical Concepts58
5The Totalizing Quest of Meaning90
6Jargons of Authenticity (Three American Moments)108
7Constantly Performing the Documentary: The Seductive Promise of Lightning Over Water135
8(Not) Looking for Origins: Postmodernism, Documentary, and America151
9Notes on AIDS and Its Combatants: An Appreciation164
10"Getting to Know You . . .": Knowledge, Power, and the Body174
Notes193
Bibliography227
Filmography247
Index253
List of Contributors261

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