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The third eye : race, cinema, and ethnographic spectacle, Fatimah Tobing Rony

Label
The third eye : race, cinema, and ethnographic spectacle
Title
The third eye
Title remainder
race, cinema, and ethnographic spectacle
Statement of responsibility
Fatimah Tobing Rony
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Charting the intersection of technology and ideology, cultural production and social science, Fatimah Tobing Rony explores early-twentieth-century representations of non-Western indigenous peoples in films ranging from the documentary to the spectacular to the scientific. Turning the gaze of the ethnographic camera back onto itself, bringing the perspective of a third eye to bear on the invention of the primitive other, Rony reveals the collaboration of anthropology and popular culture in Western constructions of race, gender, nation, and empire. Her work demonstrates the significance of these construction -- and, more generally, of ethnographic cinema -- for understanding issues of identity. In films as seemingly dissimilar as Nanook of the North, King Kong, and research footage of West Africans from an 1895 Paris ethnographic exposition, Rony exposes a shared fascination with -- and anxiety over -- race. She shows how photographic "realism" contributed to popular and scientific notions of evolution, race, and civilization, and how, in turn, anthropology understood and critiqued its own use of photographic technology. Looking beyond negative Western images of the Other, Rony considers performance strategies that disrupt these images -- for example, the use of open resistance, recontextualization, and parody in the films of Katherine Dunham and Zora Neale Hurston, or the performances of Josephine Baker. She also draws on the work of contemporary artists such as Lorna Simpson and Victor Masayesva Jr., and writers such as Frantz Fanon and James Baldwin, who unveil the language of racialization in ethnographic cinema"--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rony, Fatimah Tobing
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN347
LC item number
.R55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures in ethnology
  • Indigenous peoples in motion pictures
  • Visual anthropology
  • Cinéma en ethnologie
  • Autochtones au cinéma
  • Anthropologie visuelle
  • Filmkunst
  • Beeldvorming
  • Rassenverhoudingen
  • Stereotypen
  • Filme etnográfico
  • Antropologia visual
  • Cinema (aspectos antropológicos)
  • Ethnologie
  • Menschenrasse
  • Dokumentarischer Spielfilm
  • Indigenous peoples in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures in ethnology
  • Visual anthropology
Label
The third eye : race, cinema, and ethnographic spectacle, Fatimah Tobing Rony
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The Third Eye -- 1. Seeing Anthropology: Felix-Louis Regnault, the Narrative of Race, and the Performers at the Ethnographic Exposition -- 2. The Writing of Race in Film: Felix-Louis Regnault and the Ideology of the Ethnographic Film Archive -- 3. Gestures of Self-Protection: The Picturesque and the Travelogue -- 4. Taxidermy and Romantic Ethnography: Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North -- 5. Time and Redemption in the "Racial Film" of the 1920s and 1930s -- 6. King Kong and the Monster in Ethnographic Cinema -- Conclusion: Passion of Remembrance: Facing the Camera/Grabbing the Camera
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780822318408
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96013255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34576707
  • (OCoLC)ocm34576707
Label
The third eye : race, cinema, and ethnographic spectacle, Fatimah Tobing Rony
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The Third Eye -- 1. Seeing Anthropology: Felix-Louis Regnault, the Narrative of Race, and the Performers at the Ethnographic Exposition -- 2. The Writing of Race in Film: Felix-Louis Regnault and the Ideology of the Ethnographic Film Archive -- 3. Gestures of Self-Protection: The Picturesque and the Travelogue -- 4. Taxidermy and Romantic Ethnography: Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North -- 5. Time and Redemption in the "Racial Film" of the 1920s and 1930s -- 6. King Kong and the Monster in Ethnographic Cinema -- Conclusion: Passion of Remembrance: Facing the Camera/Grabbing the Camera
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780822318408
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96013255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34576707
  • (OCoLC)ocm34576707

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