David MacDougall

Adjunct Professor
Research School of Humanities & the Arts
Australian National University
E-mail: david.macdougall@anu.edu.au
Page: http://rsh.anu.edu.au/people/profile_system/public.php?id=115

Fields of interest: 

Theoretical and practical aspects of visual anthropology, vernacular photography, the anthropology of childhood, children’s institutions in India, pastoral societies, indigenous media, and social aesthetics (the aesthetic systems of communities and everyday life).


Recent publications:

Books and Monographs

2006. The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography, and the Senses. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

1998. Transcultural Cinema. Selected essays, edited by Lucien Taylor. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

1995. Conversations with Anthropological Film-Makers: David MacDougall. Anna Grimshaw and Nikos Papastergiadis, eds. Cambridge: Prickly Pear Press, 1995.

Chapters in books

“The Subjective Voice in Ethnographic Film” In Fields of Vision, L. Devereaux & R. Hillman, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

“The Visual in Anthropology” In Rethinking Visual Anthropology, Banks, Marcus and Howard Morphy, eds. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1997.

“Blind Ducks in Borneo” [with Judith MacDougall]. In New Heimat, Karl-Heinz Kohl & Nicolaus Schafhausen, eds. Frankfurt am Main: Franfurter Kunstvereins & Frobenius-Instituts der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, 2001, 56-65.

“Colin Young, Ethnographic Film and the Film Culture of the 1960s,” In Memories of the Origins of Ethnographic Film, Beate Engelbrecht, ed. Frankfort: Peter Lang 2007, pp. 123-131.

“Doon School Aesthetics.” In Educational Regimes in Contemporary India, Radhika Chopra & Patricia Jeffery, eds. New Delhi & London: Sage Publications, 2005, 121-40.

“Ethnographic Documentary Film.” In Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, Ian Aitken, ed. 3 Vols. New York & London: Routledge, 2006, Vol I: 353-60.

“Gardner’s Bliss.” In The Cinema of Robert Gardner, I. Barbash & L. Taylor, eds. Oxford: Berg, 2007, 153-73.

“Anthropological Filmmaking: An Empirical Art.” In Sage Handbook of Visual Research Methods, Eric Margolis & Luc Pauwels, eds. (In press, Sage, 2010.)