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Biograf
journal for qualitative research

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Biograf 2021/73

Intercultural formation of anthropological films about Native Americans in Central Europe: Reflection and the interweaving of representations

Livia Šavelková

Intercultural formation of anthropological films about Native Americans in Central Europe: Reflection and the interweaving of representations

The article deals with the topic of film representation and intercultural encounters, on the example of contact between Native Americans, Czech athletes and anthropologists-filmmakers. The text points out that (film) representation is not just a matter of a dichotomously conceptualized power balance between a “powerful” researcher and a “weaker” object / subject, but a much more varied interconnection of contexts and positions of all actors. It offers a perspective from the post-socialist world and points out that exoticization, marginalization and stereotyping are a reflection of various discourses and historical experiences of colonization. These differences between the West and Central Europe are the reasons why the positions of the exoticized can change and turn in them.

Keywords:

Visual representation; cross-cultural filmmaking; ethnographic film; post-socialism; Native Americans; Noble Savage stereotype.

Biograf themes:

Anthropology and ethnography; Visuality, visual media and research

Citation:

ŠAVELKOVÁ, L. (2021): Interkulturní utváření antropologických filmů o indiánech ve středoevropském prostoru: Reflexe a prolínání reprezentací[Intercultural formation of anthropological films about Native Americans in Central Europe: Reflection and the interweaving of representations] Biograf (73-74): Available at [last access27. 05. 2024]

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