• Documentary Studies and Linguistic Anthropology

    Author(s):
    Ilana Gershon (see profile)
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Anthropology
    Subject(s):
    Documentary, Linguistic anthropology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6QF51
    Abstract:
    This article suggests that linguistic anthropology offers useful analytical tools to documentary studies because both fields wrestle with questions that emerge from the circulation of indexical representations that are putatively constructing truths. Linguistic anthropology is deeply concerned with the ways that texts circulate, and how this circulation affects how indexical representations are structured and how constructions of reality are produced. The question this article tackles is: how can insights that linguistic anthropologists have been developing about circulation, indexicality, and the construction of facts be usefully mobilised to think about documentaries?
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
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