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Recording Reality, Desiring the Real

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Documentary has once again emerged as one of the most vital cultural forms, whether seen in cinemas or inside the home, as digital, film, or video. In Recording Reality, Desiring the Real, Elizabeth Cowie looks at the history of documentary and its contemporary forms, showing how it has been simultaneously understood as factual, as story, as art, and as political, addressi ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 2nd 2011 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
'Real' here refers to Real with a capital R. Readers who have some background understanding of Freud, Lacan, Baudrillard, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze and Žižek (critical theory) would be thoroughly engaged with this book. That said, her writing style is clear and accessible which enabled me to maintain my interest even when she used a theoretical approach I am not familiar with. Overall, I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in an ideological analysis of the documentary form.
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