Cultural Analysis At Work: Sara Nameth – Screenwriting as Fictional Ethnography

“Although I may not necessarily agree with the choices of my characters, I still accept them within the context that they’re made, just as Evans-Pritchard adhered to Azande magic and witchcraft during fieldwork”

Whether the task is to turn life into text or to turn text into life, the anthropologist and the screenwriter share common goals and methods, says Sara Nameth. Partake in her thoughts on finding the balance between engaged empathy and analytic distance in our first story of Cultural Analysis At Work.

For full text:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/50a332c1qmkvh37/caaw_2014_nameth.pdf

 

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