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Remaking Reality: U. S. Documentary Culture after 1945

Sara Blair, Joseph B. Entin, and Franny Nudelman

Abstract

After World War II, U.S. documentarians engaged in a rigorous rethinking of established documentary practices and histories. Responding to the tumultuous transformations of the postwar era--the atomic age, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the emergence of the environmental movement, immigration and refugee crises, student activism, the globalization of labor, and the financial collapse of 2008--documentary makers increasingly reconceived reality as the site of social conflict and saw their work as instrumental to struggles for justice. Examining a wide range of forms and media, incl ... More

Keywords: Documentary, documentary practices, documentary histories, interdisciplinary, activism, atomic age, Civil Rights movement, Vietnam War, environmentalism, immigration crisis, globalization of labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469638690
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638690.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Blair, editor
University of Michigan

Joseph B. Entin, editor
Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Franny Nudelman, editor
Carleton University

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Introduction

Sara Blair, Joseph B. Entin, and Franny Nudelman

Death in Life

Franny Nudelman

I Saw It!

Laura Wexler

Speculative Ecology

Daniel Worden

Participatory Documentary

Grace Elizabeth Hale

After the Fact

Sara Blair

Working Photography

Joseph B. Entin

Counterdocuments

Rebecca M. Schreiber

At Berkeley

Michael Mark Cohen and Leigh Raiford

Afterword

Matthew Frye Jacobson