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Grimshaw, Anna

Overview
Works: 41 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 4,885 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  History  Documentary films  Archives  Catalogs  Interviews  Biography  Biographical films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: GN347, 818
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Anna Grimshaw
 
Most widely held works by Anna Grimshaw
The C.L.R. James Reader by C. L. R James( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethnographer's eye : ways of seeing in anthropology by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grimshaw's exploration of the role of vision within modern anthropology engages with current debates about ocularcentrism, investigating the relationship between vision and knowledge in ethnographic enquiry. Using John Berger's notion of 'ways of seeing', the author argues that vision operates differently as a technique and theory of knowledge within the discipline. Vision is foregrounded in the work of contemporary ethnographers, focusing more general questions about technique and epistemology in ethnographic enquiry, whether image-based media are used or not."--Jacket
American civilization by C. L. R James( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observational cinema : anthropology, film, and the exploration of social life by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once hailed as a radical breakthrough in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, observational cinema has been criticized for a supposedly detached camera that objectifies and dehumanizes the subjects of its gaze. Anna Grimshaw and Amanda Ravetz provide the first critical history and in-depth appraisal of this movement, examining key works, filmmakers, and theorists, from André Bazin and the Italian neorealists, to American documentary films of the 1960s, to extended discussions of the ethnographic films of Herb Di Gioia, David Hancock, and David MacDougall. The authors make a new case for the importance of observational work in an emerging experimental anthropology, arguing that this medium exemplifies a nontextual anthropology that is both analytically rigorous and epistemologically challenging
Visualizing anthropology by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions of vision and knowledge are central to debates about the world in which we live. Developing new analytical approaches toward ways of seeing is a key challenge facing those working across a wide range of disciplines. How can visuality be understood on its own terms rather than by means of established textual frameworks? Visualizing Anthropology takes up this challenge. Bringing together a range of perspectives anchored in practice, the book maps experiments in the forms and techniques of visual enquiry. The origins of this collection lie in visual anthropology. Although the field has greatly expanded and diversified, many of the key debates continue to be focused around the textual concerns of the mainstream discipline. In seeking to establish a more genuinely visual anthropology, the editors have sought to forge links with other kinds of image-based projects. Ethnography is the shared space of practice. Understood not as a specialized method but as cultural critique, the book explores new collaborative possibilities linked to image-based work
Special delivery : the letters of C.L.R. James to Constance Webb, 1939-1948 by C. L. R James( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C. L.R. James's correspondence with Constance Webb, the young American woman who eventually became his wife, began in 1939 and lasted a decade. Passionate, poetic, and wonderfully readable, the letters chart an extraordinary friendship and gripping period in the life of C.L.R. James as a revolutionary activist in America." "Beginning with James's first letters to Webb (written whilst visiting Trotsky in Coyoacan, Mexico) and ending with his letters from 'exile' in Nevada, the correspondence is simultaneously an intimate record of a romantic relationship and a profound meditation on politics, art, and American civilization. Whether debating with Richard Wright in New York, lecturing in Los Angeles, or singing arias aboard ship in the Gulf of Mexico, James is always a superb traveling companion: quick to draw historical and political lessons from everyday life, and always able to illuminate experience through art." "Something powerful was unlocked by James's experience of America. And at the centre of this experience was his attempt to bridge the gap of race, age, and gender between himself and Constance Webb. Already celebrated while unpublished, these letters form one of the major resources on James's life and thought during his American period. But they also tell a story as intellectually stimulating as it is affecting."--Jacket
Cricket by C. L. R James( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Servants of the Buddha : winter in a Himalayan convent by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The C.L.R. James archive : a reader's guide by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology and the crisis of the intellectuals by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular democracy and the creative imagination : the writings of C.L.R. James, 1950-1963 by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with anthropological film-makers : David MacDougall by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.L.R. James and 'The struggle for happiness' by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologies of art by Hans Belting( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 2003 Clark Conference, Anthropologies of Art examines the intersections and divergences between anthropology and art history"--Back cover
C.L.R. James : a revolutionary vision for the 20th century by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Coperthwaite : a life in the Maine woods( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth of the four films that make up the series, Mr. Coperthwaite: A Life in the Maine Woods. This evocative film reveals the stillness and quietness of the forest in winter.Life is lived close to the stove. It's a time for small tasks and chores -� making a wedge, sewing a pocket, darning a pair of socks. But the film also offers glimpses of a world beyond. The arrival of a family, animated by the energy and curiosity of children, provokes the viewer to reflect on what it means to live a 'handmade life'� and raises profound questions about aging and mortality, generations, solitude, and community
Mr. Coperthwaite : a life in the Maine woods( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of the four films that make up the series, Mr. Coperthwaite: A Life in the Maine Woods. This film establishes, literally and metaphorically, the scope of Bill Coperthwaite's world as it explores the unique environment that he has crafted in the Maine forest.Beginning in early spring, the film follows Coperthwaite through his daily tasks as he tends to his surroundings while one season gives way to another. He pulls weeds, sharpens knives, whittles away at spoons, clears downed trees -� an intensely private man whose solitude is occasionally interrupted by the arrival of visitors, young men eager to learn and to share their passion for tools and for making things.Through its intimate camerawork and careful attention to detail, the film draws the viewer into a remarkable world -� one that is painstakingly built and maintained by Coperthwaite. In this world's simplicity and integrity, the film reveals a rare beauty. It stretches from the magnificent wooden yurt, to the workshop, boathouse, forest paths, dense canopy of trees and waters of Mill Pond
Mr. Coperthwaite : a life in the Maine woods( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third of the four films that make up the series, Mr. Coperthwaite: A Life in the Maine Woods. This beautifully shot and edited film follows Bill Coperthwaite as he prepares for winter in the woods.Wrestling with a large felled tree amidst its vast tangle of branches, Bill slowly and methodically breaks it down into expertly sorted piles of wood. He spends his days alone, tackling the great trunk with a cross-cut saw that once belonged to Scott Nearing. He works and rests, the gentle shifts of breeze and light hinting at the passage of time and the changing of seasons.In an unexpected moment, Bill reflects on the age of the tree and his own age. It serves as a poignant reminder of the span of life and the inseparability of man and nature.For complete information and reviews of the series, please see Mr. Coperthwaite: A Life in the Maine Woods. Use this page if you wish to order just this one title. Please go to the series page if you wish to order the complete series
C.L.R. James and British Trotskyism : an interview [given to Al Richardson, Clarence Chrysostom & Anna Grimshaw] by C. L. R James( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Coperthwaite : a life in the Maine woods( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1960, Bill Coperthwaite bought 300 acres of wilderness in Machiasport, Maine. Influenced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and by the back to the land movement of Scott and Helen Nearing, Bill Coperthwaite is committed to what he calls a handmade life. For the last fifty years, Bill Coperthwaite has lived and worked in the forest. He is a builder of yurts, and a maker of spoons, bowls and chairs. A meditation on time and process, this film explores an overlooked aspect of American culture and the critical place of nature within it."--Anonymous, on IMDb website
 
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The C.L.R. James Reader
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The ethnographer's eye : ways of seeing in anthropologyAmerican civilizationObservational cinema : anthropology, film, and the exploration of social lifeVisualizing anthropologySpecial delivery : the letters of C.L.R. James to Constance Webb, 1939-1948Anthropologies of art