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Published: 15 April 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0435-6
...Death, Dying, and Lives at the Margins ...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... Chapter 4 moves past professional documentaries to consider amateur videos that circulate online. It analyzes two violent 2009 deaths that were each captured by multiple mobile phone cameras, with footage posted on YouTube. The victims were Oscar Grant, a young Black man killed in Oakland...
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By Jennifer Malkowski
Published: 03 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... natural death Silverlake Life memento mori death and dying ...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... death and dying mother-daughter bond ...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... Chapter 2 continues the opposition between the visible “moment of death” and the nebulous process of dying by examining long-term chronicles of natural dying. This documentary practice gained traction through the rise of analog video and then digital video. With newly affordable and user...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... death and dying African spirituality Ella Lee Harris Freeney (“Mama Freeney”) secrecy dreams ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-044
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... after Rosemarie died, she was able somehow to comfort her daughter and help her get through the devastation. death and dying mother-daughter bond ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... north), and elements of the African American mystic tradition—dreams, visions, and sight. death and dying African spirituality Ella Lee Harris Freeney (“Mama Freeney”) secrecy dreams ...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... This conclusion reflects on the motivations of those who make and view documentary death and on the broad cultural and political work these maligned moving images attempt. Dying in Full Detail ends with an acknowledgment that even the recorded reminders of human mortality written about here...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-041
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... father, and her mother stayed in vigil together as death approached and how, even after Rosemarie died, she was able somehow to comfort her daughter and help her get through the devastation. death and dying mother-daughter bond Asserts that the Africans who were enslaved on American soil...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... (such as the lynchings that sent the family north), and elements of the African American mystic tradition—dreams, visions, and sight. death and dying African spirituality Ella Lee Harris Freeney (“Mama Freeney”) secrecy dreams A brief anecdote about Rosemarie being sent to collect her nephew, Charles...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... and their audiences, one that cannot be fully realized because cameras cannot make visible a definitive “moment” within an opaque, durational process of dying. The relative paucity of success in capturing death on celluloid also highlights film’s specific technological limitations in that task. moment of death...
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By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... abandoned to the margins of the city. As these men are left in a state of what Michel Foucault calls “letting die,” the chapter explores ethnographically how the homeless endure social death and the widely shared structure of feeling brought about by living through the prolonged experience of one’s own...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... attacks him as a baby. “Nilda,” “Miss Lora,” and “The Pura Principle,” from This Is How You Lose Her, show a young man dying of cancer and the emotionally complicated aftermath of his death. In both short story collections, disability and disease are linked to two of Díaz’s primary interests as a writer...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... Chapter 3 analyzes The Bridge , a 2006 documentary that exploits the durational affordances of the digital in order to record death in a new and ethically volatile way. Director Eric Steel’s crew recorded San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge for a full year, watching for the frequent suicides...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... The introduction establishes the book’s fundamental themes, beginning with the cultural and technological shifts over the past two hundred years that have created a hospitable media climate for recording and displaying death in the digital age. It explores death’s suitability for the moving...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... If ethnography is the writing of life in its varied worlds, what forms must it take in addressing itself to the escalating and varied forms of mass death? This chapter explores the death of form(s) as an analogue for writing about mass death. It revisits a vexed conjuncture between ethnography...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... The chapter opens with a lengthy list of deaths of characters from earlier parts of the book—many from illness, some from violence, few of them natural. Vena and Thomas separate in Eugene, she and the kids in one house, Thomas and some band members in another. Thomas shaves off his signature...
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By Jennifer Malkowski
Published: 03 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... moment of death nineteenth-century photography photojournalism corpses gatekeeping ...
Book Chapter

By Jennifer Malkowski
Published: 03 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... documentary film digital media U.S. death culture trigger warnings Vivian Sobchack ...