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Engaging With Reality: Documentary and Globalization

Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

Documentaries play an important role in the increasingly global media culture that has been developing over the last few decades. Despite its many different forms and genres, all documentaries claim a special relation to the way things are in the world, and they each attempt in their own way to engage us with reality. Engaging with Reality investigates some of the major global themes as they are reflected in documentaries from the USA, UK and Denmark. Engaging with Reality is a contribution to comparative, transnational studies of documentary in contemporary media culture. By comparing documentaries in three different countries dealing with the same global themes, the book contributes to a broader and deeper understanding of our global media culture. The book deals with documentaries as part of a new form of cosmopolitan narratives, as part of new, global forms of social imagination
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIntellect Ltd
Number of pages280
ISBN (print)978-1-78320-189-1
ISBN (electronic)978-1-78320-282-9, 978-1-78320-240-1
StatePublished - 14 Jan 2014

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