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Documentary as exorcism : resisting the bewitchment of colonial Christianity

Author: Robert Beckford
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Introduction1. A New Position in Black Christian Representation: Beyond Confinement, Misrecognition and the Ubiquitous black choir2. Emancipatory Framework: Set On, Cast Out3. Witchcraft4. Exorcism: Jesus the Healer5. Christian Complicity with the Bewitchment of Empire6. 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 Justice10. Encoding Bewitchment in Documentary11. The Prophetic and the Political Documentary12. Hermeneutic of Suspicion Academic Theological Practice and the Bible DocumentaryConclusion: Towards an Exorcism AestheticBibliographyIndex
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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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It is refreshing to see a scholar incorporate modes of analysis largely developed in the religious and intellectual discourses of enslaved people. Beckford does so respectfully and Read more...

 
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