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Performing Arts History & Criticism

Reverse Shots

Indigenous Film and Media in an International Context

edited by Wendy Gay Pearson & Susan Knabe

Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2014
Category
History & Criticism, Native American, Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554583355
    Publish Date
    Dec 2014
    List Price
    $42.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554584260
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $29.99

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From the dawn of cinema, images of Indigenous peoples have been dominated by Hollywood stereotypes and often negative depictions from elsewhere around the world. With the advent of digital technologies, however, many Indigenous peoples are working to redress the imbalance in numbers and counter the negativity.

The contributors to Reverse Shots offer a unique scholarly perspective on current work in the world of Indigenous film and media. Chapters focus primarily on Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and cover areas as diverse as the use of digital technology in the creation of Aboriginal art, the healing effects of Native humour in First Nations documentaries, and the representation of the pre-colonial in films from Australia, Canada, and Norway.

About the authors

Wendy Gay Pearson is an assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario. Her current research project involves the impact of modes of distribution on the politics and aesthetics of Indigenous film. She is co-editing a volume on the politics of representation of Indigenous girls and women.

Susan Knabe is an assistant professor in both Media Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Her research covers the construction of gender and sexuality in discourses of health and disease as well as the representation of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity in film and media. Her forthcoming book is titled Affective Traces: AIDS Cultural Production and the Legacy of the Holocaust.

Wendy Gay Pearson's profile page

Susan Knabe is an assistant professor in both Media Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Her research covers the construction of gender and sexuality in discourses of health and disease as well as the representation of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity in film and media. Her forthcoming book is titled Affective Traces: AIDS Cultural Production and the Legacy of the Holocaust.

Susan Knabe's profile page

Editorial Reviews

''Running the spectrum from the chapter by Michael Greyeyes ‘He Who Dreams: Reflections on an Indigenous Life in Film’, to the healing humor from Drew Hayden Taylor's ‘Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew’, to pre-colonial representations in ‘Atanarjuat’, and ‘10 Canoes’ this volume fascinates, educates, and leaves you wanting more.... Highly recommended for all Tribal Colleges, four year colleges and universities, and any institution or research center which deals with Indigenous people.''

John D. Berry

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