The study of amateur filmmaking and media history is a rapidly-growing specialist field, and this ground-breaking book is the first to address the subject in the context of British women's amateur practice. Using an interdisciplinary framework that draws upon social and visual anthropology, imperial and postcolonial studies, and British and Commonwealth history, the book explores how women used the evolving technologies of the moving image to write visual narratives about their lives and times. Locating women's recreational visual practice within a century of profound societal, technological and ideological change, British Women Amateur Filmmakers discloses how women negotiated aspects of their changing lifestyles, attitudes and opportunities through first-person visual narratives about themselves and the world around them.
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes is a visiting Lecturer in digital and new media anthropology at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
Heather Norris Nicholson holds honorary research positions at the University of Huddersfield and also at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Sources
1. Amateur women filmmakers as producers of cultural meaning
2. Webs of production and practice
3. Resisting colonial gendering while domesticating the Empire
4. Cameras not handbags: the essential accessory
5. Through women's lens: imperial and postcolonial class and gender hierarchies
6. Teachers: users of cine-cameras
7. British women's media narratives of gender and collective memory
8. Reimagining boundaries: amateur women's animations
Notes on the Authors