Documentary as Exorcism : Resisting the Bewitchment of Colonial Christianity

By: Beckford, RobertMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014Description: 1 online resource (265 p.)ISBN: 9781441120700Subject(s): Documentary films | ExorcismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Documentary as Exorcism : Resisting the Bewitchment of Colonial ChristianityDDC classification: 230.08996 LOC classification: BF1559 -- .B43 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
FC -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction: Black steel in the hour of documentary -- CHAPTER ONE. Beyond the ubiquitous black choir -- CHAPTER TWO. Set on, cast out -- CHAPTER THREE. Witchcraft -- CHAPTER FOUR. Exorcism -- CHAPTER FIVE. Bewitchment of empire -- CHAPTER SIX. Memory cannibalism -- CHAPTER SEVEN. Zombie worship -- CHAPTER EIGHT. Signs and wonders -- CHAPTER NINE. Poetic justice -- CHAPTER TEN. Bewitchment in documentary -- CHAPTER ELEVEN. Exorcism in the political documentary -- CHAPTER TWELVE. Exorcism in the Bible documentary
Conclusion: Towards an exorcism aesthetic -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: Documentary as Exorcism is an interdisciplinary study that builds upon the insights of postcolonial studies, critical race theory, theological and religious studies and media and film studies to showcase the role of documentary film as a system of signifying capable of registering complex theological ideas while pursuing the authentic aims of documentary filmmaking. Robert Beckford marries the concepts of 'theology as visual practice' and 'theology as political engagement' to develop a new mode of documentary filmmaking that embeds emancipation from oppression in its aesthetic. In vari
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FC -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction: Black steel in the hour of documentary -- CHAPTER ONE. Beyond the ubiquitous black choir -- CHAPTER TWO. Set on, cast out -- CHAPTER THREE. Witchcraft -- CHAPTER FOUR. Exorcism -- CHAPTER FIVE. Bewitchment of empire -- CHAPTER SIX. Memory cannibalism -- CHAPTER SEVEN. Zombie worship -- CHAPTER EIGHT. Signs and wonders -- CHAPTER NINE. Poetic justice -- CHAPTER TEN. Bewitchment in documentary -- CHAPTER ELEVEN. Exorcism in the political documentary -- CHAPTER TWELVE. Exorcism in the Bible documentary

Conclusion: Towards an exorcism aesthetic -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Documentary as Exorcism is an interdisciplinary study that builds upon the insights of postcolonial studies, critical race theory, theological and religious studies and media and film studies to showcase the role of documentary film as a system of signifying capable of registering complex theological ideas while pursuing the authentic aims of documentary filmmaking. Robert Beckford marries the concepts of 'theology as visual practice' and 'theology as political engagement' to develop a new mode of documentary filmmaking that embeds emancipation from oppression in its aesthetic. In vari

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Robert Beckford is Reader in Theology and Society at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and is the author of a number of books in the field of religion, popular culture and politics, including God of the Rahtid (2003) and Jesus Dub (2006). He has presented numerous documentaries in the UK for the BBC and Channel 4 and gained a BAFTA in 2001 for diversity in educational broadcasting.

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