Visual psychological anthropology

Authored by: Robert Lemelson , Annie Tucker

The Routledge International Handbook of Ethnographic Film and Video

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367185824
eBook ISBN: 9780429196997
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429196997-12

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Abstract

What makes ethnographic film impactful? What approach engages viewers, interests and excites them, encourages them to think more deeply about the potentials of ethnography? Narrating detailed material in an expository way can be instructive, depending on the topic. Presenting whole sequences of particular public cultural practices, such as rituals, religious activities, or political movements can be absorbing. Reflexively documenting the impact of the ethnographic project on the researcher can enlighten viewers regarding complex theoretical and ethical issues.

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