1st Edition

Expanded Visions
A New Anthropology of the Moving Image

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ISBN 9780367253684
May 27, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 58 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book argues for a new anthropology of the moving image, bringing together an important range of essays on time-based media in the contemporary arts and anthropology.

It builds on recent attempts to develop more experimental formats and engages with debates on epistemologies of ethnography, relational aesthetics, materiality, sensory ethnography, and observational and participatory cinema. Arnd Schneider critically revisits Baudrillard’s idea of the simulacrum and the hyperreal, engages with new media theory, and elaborates on the potential of the Writing Culture critique for moving image practices bordering art and anthropology.

This important work will be of interest to those in the disciplines of visual anthropology, film and media studies and visual studies.

Table of Contents

1. Expanded Visions

2. Experimenting with Film, Art and Ethnography: Oppitz, Downey, Lockhart

3. Rethinking Anthropological Research and Representation through Experimental Film

4. Stills that Move: Photofilm and Anthropology

5. On the Set of a Cinema Movie in a Mapuche Reservation

6. A Black Box for Participatory Cinema: Movie-making with ‘‘Neighbors’’ in Saladillo, Argentina

7. An Anthropology of Abandon: Art―Ethnography in the Films of Cyrill Lachauer

8. Can film restitute? Expanded Moving Image Visions for Museum Objects in the Times of Decolony

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Arnd Schneider is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and has published widely on contemporary art and anthropology. He is the Editor of Art, Anthropology and Contested Heritage (2020) and Alternative Art and Anthropology: Global Encounters (2017).