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Roger Sandall's films and contemporary anthropology : explorations in the aesthetic, the existential, and the possible

Author: Lorraine Mortimer
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Roger Sandall's Films and Contemporary Anthropology, Lorraine Mortimer argues that while social anthropology and documentary film share historic roots and goals, particularly on the continent of Australia, their trajectories have tended to remain separate. This book reunites film and anthropology through the works of Roger Sandall, a New Zealand-born filmmaker and Columbia University graduate, who was part of  Read more...
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Mortimer, Lorraine.
Roger Sandall's films and contemporary anthropology.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019980372
Named Person: Roger Sandall; Roger Sandall
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Mortimer
ISBN: 9780253043979 0253043972 9780253043948 0253043948
OCLC Number: 1056450520
Description: x, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Trusting the material : Maíz (1962) --
Environments fit for the spirit : The Flahertys, Sandall, and some anarchist anthropology --
They were still participants : The ritual films (1966-76) --
The colors of the infinite : Camels and the Pitjantjara (1969) --
"What you thinkin' about, little horse?" : Coniston Muster : scenes from a stockman's life (1972) --
Harmony and fire : Making a bark canoe (1969) and A Walbiri fire ceremony : Ngatjakula (1967 and 1977) --
More optional and more fragile : Weddings (1976) --
In the floating desert with Jayasinhji Jhala, part 1 : The Tragada Bhavai : a rural theater troupe of Gujarat (1981), A Zenana : scenes and recollections (1982), and The Bharvad predicament (1987) --
In the floating desert with Jayasinhji Jhala, part 2 : Close encounters of no kind (2002) and Nomads (1984).
Responsibility: Lorraine Mortimer.

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In this book Lorraine Mortimer reunites film and anthropology through the works of Roger Sandall, a New Zealand-born filmmaker and Columbia University graduate, who was part of the vibrant  Read more...

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