WorldCat Identities

Canals, Roger 1980-

Works: 15 works in 44 publications in 4 languages and 455 library holdings
Genres: Art  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Opponent, fmd
Classifications: BL2592.M35, 202.114
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger Canals
A goddess in motion : visual creativity in the cult of María Lionza by Roger Canals( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current practice of the cult of Maria Lionza is one of the most important and yet unexplored religious practices in Venezuela. Based on long-term fieldwork, this book explores the role of images and visual culture within the cult. By adopting a relational approach, it shows how the innumerable images of this goddess -represented as an Indian, white or mixed-race woman- move constantly from objects to bodies, from bodies to dreams, and from the religion domain to the art world. In short, this book is a fascinating essay that sheds light on the role of visual creativity in contemporary religious manifestations
La paz desde abajo : perspectivas antropológicas sobre la paz en contextos indígenas y afroamericanos by Gemma Celigueta( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nit de Sant Joan a Barcelona( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in Catalan and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images du culte à María Lionza (Venezuela) : un essai d'anthropologie visuelle by Roger Canals( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

María Lionza est l'une des divinités la plus populaire du Venezuela. Elle est représentée comme une femme indienne, blanche, noire ou métisse, tantôt bienfaisante, tantôt maléfique, et ce sur des supports matériels, corporels et mentaux. Ses images sont présentes dans des contextes très variés, notamment les domaines religieux, artistique ainsi que la sphère publique. Cet ensemble des images de María Lionza constitue un vaste système -complexe, ouvert et dynamique- ou chaque élément est intimement lié aux autres et qui a pour conséquence principale l'actualisation des images de la déesse. L'analyse de ce système montre le caractère relationnel de cette image ainsi que l'interconnexion entre l'image matérielle, l'image corporelle et l'image mentale. Tous ces éléments permettent d'interpréter l'image de María Lionza comme une image métisse, non seulement dans le sens où la divinité est représentée sous des traits ethniques différents mais surtout parce qu'elle est de nature hétérogène
Visages d'une déesse vénézuelienne( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"María Lionza is the most popular Goddess in Venezuela. Several individuals belonging to very different social circles maintain particular links with her image. In the Venezuelan mythological universe this Goddess is an exceptional case because, depending on the representations, she is represented as an Indian, mixed race, white and black woman. Sometimes she is a beneficial entity and sometimes an evil one. The individuals in this documentary offer a portrait of the rich symbolism of Maria Lionza, and highlight some of the roles her image plays in contemporary Venezuelan society, and some of the ethnic, religious and social conflicts which characterize this society. At the end of the film, at an opening of an exhibition on María Lionza, all the images shown during the film coincide in one space."--Festival of visual culture website
Les avatars du regard dans le culte à María Lionza (Venezuela) by Roger Canals( )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Man who loved books Homage to JR Llobera by Roger Canals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many faces of a Venezuelan goddess by Roger Canals( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristòtil entre escombraries by Roger Canals( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in Catalan and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Image nomade : un étude sur les répresentations de la déesse María Lionza au Venezuela by Roger Canals( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabriquer la communauté imagée : une ethnographie visuelle à Sarcelles by Camilo León-Quijano( )

1 edition published in 2020 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The present dissertation explores the social life of pictures at Sarcelles, a city to the north of Paris. This research focuses on the materials and photographic interactions that socially define this place. Based on a visual ethnography conducted between 2015 and 2018, this research explores the “imaged practices” (pratiques imagées), those activities that define and frame the creation, publicization, and performance of visual materials. The main objective of this dissertation is to study what I have called an imaged community (communauté imagée). This concept is a means to study the visual ecology of imaged practices both from a pragmatic and phenomenological point of view. While most researches in the field use photography as a means to describe or illustrate social phenomena, the present one advocates for a critical, reflexive, and participatory photographic ethnography based on sensorial and participatory activities. Combining fruitfully sociology, anthropology, urban studies, and visual studies, this investigation contributes to the methodological and theoretical development of visual ethnography. Relying on non-indexical photographic practices, the present dissertation details the multiple definition of visual experiences in urban settings. It delves into the dynamics of creation, exchange, publicization, and accomplishment of visual materials in the field. This manuscript is structured into five chapters. The first one presents the visual economy of photographic materials on an urban scale. It reveals the existing photographic materials on Sarcelles and examines the institutional and artistic strategies locally deployed since years which have functioned at defining the imaged community. The second one analyzes the ecology of visual interactions on a local scale based on a series of civic resistances which took place in the digital spaces. The third one explores the relationship between spatial experience and photography based on immersive, sensory, and non-representational visual practices. The fourth chapter explores how urban space is seen and experienced by the inhabitants of Sarcelles through visual participatory methods. This last chapter raises theoretical and methodological awareness on power relationships in the field and reflexively reconsiders the photographic activity putting at the front line the relations between race, class, and gender. Finally, the fifth chapter describes the different degrees of publicization of the photo-ethnographic accounts by analyzing how these last ones accomplish by thoroughly explaining how these productions are made and published. In particular, I explore the social construction of Sarcelles in photojournalism based on the visual and media definition of the imaged community in this professional environment. In sum, this dissertation contributes to the development of visual anthropology and visual sociology. Based on the photographic engagement in the field, it advocates for a phenomenological, pragmatic, and critical approach of visual ethnography
The blood and the hen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Memòries d'un passat llunyà by Josep R Llobera( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Domestic : catálogo de la exposición Domestic inaugurada en el Espai Cultural Caja Madrid de Barcelona el 8 de abril de 2010 ...( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Per sucar-hi pa! by Roger Canals i la XXL (Grupo musical)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Canals i Vilageliu, Roger

Canals Vilageliu, R.

Canals Vilageliu, R. (Roger)

Canals Vilageliu, Roger

Canals-Vilageliu, Roger 1980-

Vilageliu, Roger Canals 1980-

Spanish (12)

French (12)

English (11)

Catalan (8)