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The Subject of Documentary (review)

The Subject of Documentary (review) 04-Reviews_295-326 6/24/05 8:22 AM Page 319 Reviews 319 their own linguistic and fictive nature, [use] the narrator as an inscribed fig- ure within the text whose manipulation calls attention to authority structures, [and encourage] the reader to self-consciously participate in the production of meaning” (195). Ellis’s work is easily read within this tradition, and it offers a reference point for what no doubt will be many future “genre bending” contributions. WORKS CITED Pratt, Mary Louise. “Fieldwork in Common Places.” Writing Culture: The Poetics and Poli- tics of Ethnography. Ed. James Clifford and George E. Marcus. Berkeley: U of Califor- nia P, 1986. 27–51. Fischer, Michael M. J. “Ethnicity and the Post-Modern Arts of Memory.” Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Ed. James Clifford and George E. Marcus. Berkeley: U of California P, 1986. 194–234. Jeraldine R. Kraver Michael Renov. The Subject of Documentary. Visible Evidence, Volume 16. Series edited by Michael Renov, Faye Ginsburg, and Jane Gaines. Min- neapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2004. 286 pp. ISBN 0-8166-3440-8, $59.95 (cloth); ISBN 0-8166-3441-6, $19.95 (paper). In an era of proliferating digital video, reality TV, and online essayistic and autobiographical reportage, Michael Renov’s The Subject of Documentary provides a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

The Subject of Documentary (review)

Biography , Volume 28 (2) – Aug 3, 2005

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04-Reviews_295-326 6/24/05 8:22 AM Page 319 Reviews 319 their own linguistic and fictive nature, [use] the narrator as an inscribed fig- ure within the text whose manipulation calls attention to authority structures, [and encourage] the reader to self-consciously participate in the production of meaning” (195). Ellis’s work is easily read within this tradition, and it offers a reference point for what no doubt will be many future “genre bending” contributions. WORKS CITED Pratt, Mary Louise. “Fieldwork in Common Places.” Writing Culture: The Poetics and Poli- tics of Ethnography. Ed. James Clifford and George E. Marcus. Berkeley: U of Califor- nia P, 1986. 27–51. Fischer, Michael M. J. “Ethnicity and the Post-Modern Arts of Memory.” Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Ed. James Clifford and George E. Marcus. Berkeley: U of California P, 1986. 194–234. Jeraldine R. Kraver Michael Renov. The Subject of Documentary. Visible Evidence, Volume 16. Series edited by Michael Renov, Faye Ginsburg, and Jane Gaines. Min- neapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2004. 286 pp. ISBN 0-8166-3440-8, $59.95 (cloth); ISBN 0-8166-3441-6, $19.95 (paper). In an era of proliferating digital video, reality TV, and online essayistic and autobiographical reportage, Michael Renov’s The Subject of Documentary provides a

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