Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology

Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology

by Jay Ruby


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226730981
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Edition description: 1
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jay Ruby is professor emeritus of anthropology at Temple University and the author or editor of numerous books.

Table of Contents

1. Researching with a Camera: The Anthropologist as Picture Taker
2. The Aggie Must Come First: Robert Flaherty's Place in Ethnographic Film History
3. Robert Gardner and Anthropological Cinema
4. Out of Sync: The Cinema of Tim Asch
5. The Ethics of Image Making; or, "They're Going to Put Me in the Movies. They're Going to Make a Big Star Out of Me"
6. Exposing Yourself: Reflexivity, Anthropology, and Film
7. The Viewer Viewed: The Reception of Ethnographic Films
8. Speaking for, Speaking about, Speaking with, or Speaking Alongside
9. In the Belly of the Beast: Eric Michaels and Indigenous Media
10. Toward an Anthropological Cinema: Some Conclusions and a Possible Future

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