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Documentary as exorcism : resisting the bewitchment of colonial Christianity

Author: Robert Beckford
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
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Documentary as Exorcism is an interdisciplinary study that builds upon the insights of postcolonial studies, critical race theory, theological and religious studies and media and film studies to showcase the role of documentary film as a system of signifying capable of registering complex theological ideas while pursuing the authentic aims of documentary filmmaking. obert Beckford marries the concepts of 'theology  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Beckford
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Beckford
ISBN: 9781847063915 1847063918 9781847063922 1847063926
OCLC Number: 802295481
Description: 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. A New Position in Black Christian Representation: Beyond Confinement, Misrecognition and the Ubiquitous black choir 2. Emancipatory Framework: Set On, Cast Out 3. Witchcraft 4. Exorcism: Jesus the Healer 5. Christian Complicity with the Bewitchment of Empire 6. Memory Cannibalism as the a Continued Influence of Colonial Christianity 7. Zombie Worship 8. Signs and Wonders: Translating the Emancipatory Framework 9. Documentary Film: Poetic Justice 10. Encoding Bewitchment in Documentary 11. The Prophetic and the Political Documentary 12. Hermeneutic of Suspicion Academic Theological Practice and the Bible Documentary Conclusion: Towards an Exorcism Aesthetic Bibliography Index
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Frames colonial theology in the Caribbean as a form of witchcraft practice that bewitched Africans and later black colonial subjects, and discusses the continued impact of this bewitchment, namely in  Read more...

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