Timothy Asch and Ethnographic Film

Timothy Asch and Ethnographic Film

by E.D Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415327741

ISBN-13: 9780415327749

Pub. Date: 12/18/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Timothy Asch (1932-1994) was probably the greatest ethnographic filmmaker of the latter twentieth century, and one of the best-known anthropologists of his generation. He worked with Margaret Mead, John Marshall and Napoleon Chagnon, lived and filmed on every continent except Antarctica, and won numerous international prizes. His work, which includes 'The Ax Fight'…  See more details below

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Timothy Asch (1932-1994) was probably the greatest ethnographic filmmaker of the latter twentieth century, and one of the best-known anthropologists of his generation. He worked with Margaret Mead, John Marshall and Napoleon Chagnon, lived and filmed on every continent except Antarctica, and won numerous international prizes. His work, which includes 'The Ax Fight' and more than 50 other films of the Yanomamö Indians of Venezuela, comprises the most widely used resource in the teaching of anthropology today. Timothy Asch and Ethnographic Film combines a biographical overview of Asch's life with theoretical and critical perspectives, giving a definitive guide to his background, aims and ideas, methodology and major projects. Beautifully illustrated with 60 photos, and featuring articles from many of Asch's friends, colleagues and collaborators as well as an important interview with Asch himself, it is an ideal introduction to his work and to a range of key issues in ethnographic film.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415327749
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/18/2003
Series:
Studies in Visual Culture Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
1Introduction: Timothy Asch in America and Australia1
2An ethnographic gaze: scenes in the anthropological life of Timothy Asch17
3Man, a course of study: situating Tim Asch's pedagogy and ethnographic films57
4At the beginning: Tim Asch in the early 1960s75
5Efforts and events in a long collaboration: working with Tim Asch on ethnographic films on Roti in eastern Indonesia83
6From event to ethnography: film-making and ethnographic research in Tana 'Ai, Flores, eastern Indonesia97
7The consequences of conation: pedagogy and the inductive films of an ethical film-maker123
8Producing culture: shifting representations of social theory in the films of Tim Asch149
9Subjects, images, voices: representations of gender in the films of Timothy Asch163
10Timothy Asch, the rise of visual anthropology, and the Human Studies Film Archives185
11Tim Asch, otherness, and film reception205
12What really happened: a reassessment of The Ax Fight229
13The Ax Fight on CD-ROM239
14Person, event, and the location of the cinematic subject in Timothy Asch's films on Indonesia263
AppWritings and films of Timothy Asch283
Index291

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