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The documentary : politics, emotion, culture /
Belinda Smaill.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
vii, 221 p.
ISBN
0230237517 (hardback), 9780230237513 (hardback)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230237517 (hardback)
9780230237513 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: PART I: DOCUMENTARY AND THE OBJECTS OF PLEASURE. Introduction: Attachments, Subjects and the Documentary Object Pleasure and Disgust: Investigating the Female Porn Star PART II: PAIN AND OTHERNESS. Injury, Identity and Recognition - Rize and Fix: The Story of an Addicted City Gender and Pain: Kim Longinotto, Change and Modernity PART III: AFFECTIVE AUTHORSHIP: CARING AND MOURNING. Loss and Care: Asian Australian Documentary Civic Love and Contemporary Dissent Documentary: The Labour of Authorship PART IV: THE PARADOXES OF HOPEFULNESS. Children, Futurity and Photography: Born into Brothels The Politics of Disgust and Hope: Michael Moore, Class and Documentary Stardom Conclusion.
abstract
"An exploration of the role of emotion and affect in contemporary documentary film, arguing that analysis of the sociality of the emotions is integral to advancing our understanding of the formulation of selfhood in documentary. Belinda Smaill also examines documentary's political function, looking at issues such as gender, ethnicity and class"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7038269
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Belinda Small explores the role of emotion and affect in contemporary documentary film, arguing that analysis of the sociality of the emotions is integral to advancing our understanding of the formulation of selfhood in documentary.
Description for Bookstore
A unique approach to the theorisation of documentary, combining insights from Film Studies with cultural theories of emotion and affect
Long Description
The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture proposes that emotions such as pleasure, hope, pain, empathy or nostalgia play a powerful role in the circulation and reception of documentaries. Emotion shapes how political issues and individuals are represented and perceived in documentary and it is crucial to how we engage with the vicissitudes of the public sphere. In the past documentary has been popularly perceived in ways that align it with education, science, history and the rational realm. This frame has never been adequate for understanding the broad array of styles and themes that can be seen in the documentary genre. Focusing on the question of subjectivity, Smaill analyses different kinds of individuals that can be found in documentaries, such as the female porn star, the politically disenfranchised, children, or the documentary auteur. She envisages an interdisciplinary approach to documentary drawing on scholarship from not only film studies, but also gender studies, queer theory, cultural theories of affect, critical race studies, political theory and psychoanalysis.
Library of Congress Summary
"An exploration of the role of emotion and affect in contemporary documentary film, arguing that analysis of the sociality of the emotions is integral to advancing our understanding of the formulation of selfhood in documentary. Belinda Smaill also examines documentary's political function, looking at issues such as gender, ethnicity and class"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
An exploration of the role of emotion and affect in contemporary documentary film, arguing that analysis of the sociality of the emotions is integral to advancing our understanding of the formulation of selfhood in documentary. Belinda Smaill also examines documentary's political function, looking at issues such as gender, ethnicity and class.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Documentary and Pleasure
Introduction: Representation and Documentary Emotionp. 3
Pleasure and Disgust: Desire and the Female Porn Starp. 26
Pain and the Other
Injury, Identity and Recognition: Rize and Fix: The Story of an Addicted Cityp. 53
Women, Pain and the Documentaries of Kim Longinottop. 71
The Labour of Authorship: Caring and Mourning
Loss and Care: Asian Australian Documentaryp. 97
Civic Love and Contemporary Dissent Documentaryp. 114
Past, Present and Future: Hope and Nostalgia
Children, Futurity and Hope: Born into Brothelsp. 139
Nostalgia, Historical Time and Reality Television: The Idol Seriesp. 161
Epiloguep. 182
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 200
Indexp. 210
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