Rethinking documentary : new perspectives, new practices / edited by Thomas Austin and Wilma de Jong.

Because of the huge boom in documentary making there's been a similar growth in the number of courses in documentary studies. This book brings together some of the leading scholars and practitioners in this area to provide a textbook and research tool.

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Austin, Thomas, 1966-, De Jong, Wilma.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Maidenhead, England ; New York : McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Rethinking documentary
  • Part 1: Critical Perspectives on Documentary Forms and Concepts
  • Chapter 1: Documentary Studies
  • Chapter 2: The Question of Evidence, the Power of Rhetoric and Documentary Film
  • Chapter 3: First-person Films
  • Chapter 4: ' ... To Leave the Confinements of His Humanness'
  • Chapter 5: Collective Subjectivity in The Children of Golzow vs. Alienation in 'Western' Interview Documentary
  • Chapter 6: Documentary as Critical and Creative Research
  • Chapter 7: Reframing Ethnographic Film
  • Chapter 8: Transcendental Realism in Documentary
  • Chapter 9: Filming 'the Invisible'
  • Part II: The Changing Faces of Documentary Production
  • Chapter 10: Developing and Producing a Feature Documentary
  • Chapter 11: Filmmakers and Their Subjects
  • Chapter 12: From Eight-Man Crew to One-Woman Band
  • Chapter 13: 'You Want to Know That, This Is Real, This Is What Happened'
  • Chapter 14: 'The Idea That There's a ''Truth'' That You Discover Is Like Chasing the End of a Rainbow'
  • Chapter 15: Rice N Peas
  • Chapter 16: 'The Importance of Memory'
  • Part III: Contemporary Documentary
  • Chapter 17: Drama-documentary, Ethics and Notions of Performance
  • Chapter 18: Mockumentary
  • Chapter 19: Documentary Modes of Engagement
  • Chapter 20: 'Ask the Fastidious Woman from Surbiton to Hand-wash the Underpants of the Aging Oldham Skinhead ... ' Why not Wife Swap?
  • Chapter 21: Simulating the Public Sphere
  • Chapter 22: TheWork of Work
  • Part IV: Digital and Online Documentaries
  • Chapter 23: Documentary Viewing Platforms
  • Chapter 24: Online Documentary
  • Chapter 25: Public domains
  • Chapter 26: Documentary on YouTube
  • Bibliography
  • Index.