My culture, I perform it, I can change it: film, audience and cultural critique

Otto, Ton (2018) My culture, I perform it, I can change it: film, audience and cultural critique. Visual Anthropology, 31 (4-5). pp. 318-335.

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Abstract

In this article I analyze how filming and screening rituals and other cultural performances can contribute to a process of distancing and reflection for all people involved—anthropologists, filmmakers, performers and participants. In particular I address the question as to whether such use of the camera can contribute to cultural critique, here defined as a mode of inquiry and reflection that involves the development of new concepts to grasp and influence what is emerging in the present. I argue that the use of audiovisual media is a strong method to create spaces for critical reflection and dialogue, which is a precondition for cultural critique.

Item ID: 56126
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1545-5920
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 08:33
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4401 Anthropology > 440107 Social and cultural anthropology @ 50%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4513 Pacific Peoples culture, language and history > 451312 Pacific Peoples media, film, animation and photography @ 50%
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