Lecture 1 – Early Pioneers

This lecture is divided into two parts.

The first is a video presentation followed by an assignment and the second is additional materials for self learning and  which will be used to answer the assignment.

Video Presentation

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Transcription of Video Presentations 1 and 2 (English)


Explore the ethnographic-ness of Nanook, and why this is, or maybe is not an ethnographic film.

One may say that Nanook reveals as much about the filmmaker as it does about its protagonists. To what extent is this the case?

Additional Materials

Link 1: Marks, M. (1995), Ethnography and Ethnographic Film: From Flaherty to Asch and after. In American Anthropologist Vol 97. No.2 (June 1995) pp 339-347

Link 2: Malinowski, B. (2014) Introduction. In Argonauts of the Western Pacific : an Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagos of Melanesian New Guinea /. Routledge :: Routledge

Link 3: Rony, F.T. (1996)  Taxidermy. In The Third Eye. Race, Cinema and the Ethnographic Spectacle. Duke University Press.