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- DescriptionDisruptive montage has often been regarded as a potential threat to the dialogue between scholarly representations and the social world. This volume asserts the opposite: that the destabilization of commonsense perception is the very precondition for transcending social and cultural categories. The contributors - anthropologists, filmmakers, photographers, and curators - explore the use of montage as a heuristic tool for comparative analysis in anthropological writing, film, and exhibition making. When two elements are brought together in montage, something extra, a surplus or an excess, is always produced. This extra reacts to the original elements and produces a state of generative instability, where each part transforms and takes on new shapes within the wider constellation. In studies of phemena such as human perception, memory, visuality, ritual, time, or globalization, montage evokes excessive alterity as the standard through which seemingly ordinary realities need to be addressed. Furthermore, as George Marcus suggests in the afterword, the power of montage lies in its ability to open the very combustion chamber of social theory by juxtaposing one's claims to kwledge with the path undertaken to arrive at those claims.
- Author BiographyChristian Suhr is a filmmaker and researcher at the University of Aarhus and Moesgaard Museum. He directed the award-winning films Unity through Culture (RAI, 2011), Ngat is Dead (DER, 2009), and Want a Camel, Yes? (Persona Film, 2005). He is author of Towards the Optimal Viewpoint (Intervention Press, in press). Rane Willerslev is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs (University of California Press, 2007) and On the Run in Siberia (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). He is the editor of Taming Time, Timing Death: Social Technologies and Ritual (with Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Ashgate Publishing, 2013).
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/08/2013
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note73 ills, 5 figs
- Weight748 g
- Width213 mm
- Height277 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byChristian Suhr,Professor Rane Willerslev
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