Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Collecting Visible Evidence

Gaines, Jane M. (Fellow, 1996-97), ed.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999

From the publisher's description:

In documentary studies, the old distinctions between fiction and nonfiction no longer apply, as contemporary film and video artists produce works that defy classification. Coming together to make sense of these developments, the contributors to this book effectively redefine documentary studies. They trace the documentary impulse in the early detective camera, in the reenactment of battle scenes from World War I, and in the telecast of the Nevada A-bomb test in 1952. Other topics include experiments in virtual reality; the crisis of representation in anthropology; and video art and documentary work that challenge the asymmetry of the postcolonial us/them divide.

Subjects: ; Documentary Studies; Fim; Documentaries