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Michaels, Eric: Bad Aboriginal Art. Tradition, Media, and Technolgical Horizons, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 1994, ISBN 0816623414

Inhaltsverzeichnis        ¦         Klappentext        ¦         Buchbesprechung


Dick Habdige: Foreword -ix-

Marcia Langton: Introduction -xxvi-

Michael Leigh: A Note to the Reader -xxxvii-

Paul Foss: Acknowledgments -xiv-

I. A Primer of Restrictions on Picture-Taking in Tranditional Areas of Aboriginal Australia -1-

II. Aboriginal Content: Who's Got It - Who Needs It? -21-

III. Western Desert Sandpainting and Postmodernism -49-

IV. Hundreds Shot at Aboriginal Community: ABC Makes TV Documentary at Yuendumu -63-

V. Hollywood Iconography: A Warlpiri Reading -81-

VI. For a Cultural Future: Francis Jupurrurla Makes TV at Yuendumu -99-

VII. If "All Anthropologists Are Liars.." -127-

VIII. Bad Aboriginal Art -143-

IX. Para-Ethnography -165-

Postscript: My Essay on Postmodernism -177-

Notes -183-

Works Cited -193-

A Bibliography of Eric Michaels -197-

Index -199-


"Bad Aboriginal Art" is the extraordinary account of Eric Michaels's period of residence and work with the Warlpiri Aborigines of western Central Australia, where he studied the impact of television on remote Aboriginal communities. Sharp, exact, and unrelentingly honest, Michaels records with an extraordinary combination of distance and immersion the intervention of technology into a remote Aboriginal community and that community's forays into the technology of broadcasting. Michaels's analyses on "Bad Aboriginal Art" will disrupt and redirect current debates surrounding the theory and practice of anthropology, ethnography, film and video making, communications policy, and media studies - no less than his work has already disrupted and redirected the cultural technologies of both the Warlpiri and Australian technocrats.