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Putting the Culture into Bioculturalism

A Naturalized Aesthetics and the Challenge of Modernism

Dominic Topp

maintained by current anthropologists. Certainly, some branches of anthropology now accept Paul Ekman’s findings on the universality of basic emotions and emotion expressions while recognizing that this still leaves “a great deal of room for cultural fine

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Catalin Brylla and Mette Kramer

of disciplines, including neuroscience, linguistics, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, anthropology, and sociology. 3 Our application of such a pragmatic approach to documentary analysis follows in the footsteps of three scholars, Ib

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When the Future Is Hard to Recall

Episodic Memory and Mnemonic Aids in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski

Preliminary History and a Bibliographical Essay .” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 2 ( 2 ): 173 – 198 . Mayer , Sophie . 2017 . “ Girl Power: Back to the Future of Feminist Science Fiction with Into the Forest and Arrival .” Film Quarterly 70

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Brendan Rooney, Hanna Kubicka, Carl Plantinga, James Kendrick, and Johannes Riis

range of knowledge involving human evolution, anthropology, psychology, and art to understand why violence, both real and recreated, is so fundamental to human existence. This chapter serves as a history of violence and establishes the book’s theoretical

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Andreas Baranowski and Heiko Hecht

notable examples were Paul Messaris’s Visual Literacy: Image, Mind, and Reality (1994) and Joseph Anderson’s The Reality of Illusion: An Ecological Approach to Cognitive Film Theory (1998). Messaris synthesized the psychological and anthropological

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Ivan Mozzhukhin’s Acting Style

Beyond the Kuleshov Effect

Johannes Riis

. Tsivian , Yuri , Kristin Thompson , and Ekaterina Khoklova . 1996 . “ The Rediscovery of a Kuleshov Experiment: A Dossier .” Film History 8 ( 3 ): 357 – 367 . Yampolsky , Mikhail . 1991 . “Kuleshov’s Experiments and the New Anthropology of

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Jeff Smith, Dominic Topp, Jason Gendler, and Francesco Sticchi

neuroscience as well as in cognitive linguistics and anthropology. The challenge for the author, then, is not to dismiss linearity and causality but to demonstrate that they emerge as the codification of the fabula —as features of particular repetitions and

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Before and After Ghostcatching

Animation, Primitivism, and the Choreography of Vitality

Heather Warren-Crow

troglodyte that haunted the racist anthropological imagination of the 1930s. Cheng, like Kaiser, summons the ghost of Benjamin. All three want technology to give us something primeval and uncivilized through the “paradoxical experience of mediated immediacy

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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

persons so that they might adjust in an empowered fashion to their historical circumstances. From the standpoint of Benjamin’s anthropological materialism, culturally generated shocks had the potential to make a vital contribution to human evolution, and

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Michele Barker

: Professional Guide to Filmmaking . Berkeley : Peachpit Press . Thain , Alanna . 2015 . “ A Bird’s Eye-View of Leviathan .” Visual Anthropology Review 31 ( 1 ): 41 – 48 . Totaro , Donato . 1992 . “ Time and the Film Aesthetics of Andrei Tarkovsky