9780230237513

The Documentary Politics, Emotion, Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230237513

  • ISBN10:

    0230237517

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

An exploration of the role of emotion and affect in contemporary documentary film, arguing that analysis of the sociality of the emotions is integral to advancing our understanding of the formulation of selfhood in documentary. Belinda Smaill also examines documentary's political function, looking at issues such as gender, ethnicity and class.

Author Biography

BELINDA SMAILL is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Monash University, Australia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Documentary and Pleasure
Introduction: Representation and Documentary Emotionp. 3
Pleasure and Disgust: Desire and the Female Porn Starp. 26
Pain and the Other
Injury, Identity and Recognition: Rize and Fix: The Story of an Addicted Cityp. 53
Women, Pain and the Documentaries of Kim Longinottop. 71
The Labour of Authorship: Caring and Mourning
Loss and Care: Asian Australian Documentaryp. 97
Civic Love and Contemporary Dissent Documentaryp. 114
Past, Present and Future: Hope and Nostalgia
Children, Futurity and Hope: Born into Brothelsp. 139
Nostalgia, Historical Time and Reality Television: The Idol Seriesp. 161
Epiloguep. 182
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 200
Indexp. 210
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