New Worlds From Fragments: Film, Ethnography, And The Representation Of Northwest Coast Cultures, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

New Worlds From Fragments

Film, Ethnography, And The Representation Of Northwest Coast Cultures, 1st Edition

By Rosalind Morris

Routledge

216 pages

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Bringing together the insights of literary criticism, film theory, history, and anthropology, this book explores the tradition of ethnographic film on the Northwest Coast and its relationship to the ethnography of the area. Rosalind Morris takes account of these films, organizing her discussions around a series of detailed readings and viewings tha

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments -- Preview: “Persistence of Vision” -- Through a Glass Darkly: Terms and Problems for Analysis -- Celluloid Savages: Salvage Ethnography and the Narration of Disappearance -- Totems and the Potlatch People: Absence, Presence, and the Denial of History -- Remembering: The Narratives of Renewal -- Wider Angles: Toward a Conclusion

About the Author

Rosalind C. Morris is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at The University of Chicago. She conducted research on ritual theater and cultural politics in Northern Thailand and is currently writing her dissertation. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, she lives in New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General