The crisis, characteristic of our present postcolonial era, in the historicallycodified forms of talking about alterity has permitted the emergence of what can be called « stories of the other» - stories about those who have been implicitly excluded from the position of the subject. This crisis is particularly evident in a discipline such as anthropology, which is founded precisely upon narratives of the Other. Beginning with the problems posed by the possibility of a visual narration of alterity, this article proposes to analyse the connections among narrative, representation and identity in the works of Tracey Moffat, Isaac Julien and Fiona Tan. In their videos and installations, the question of the gaze fixed on the other is articulated around the themes of memory and the crisis of ethnography as a means of representation of or narrative about cultural alterity. These artists stage an «other» gaze capable of bringing out repressed and subaltern histories. They affirm an identity that is marginal and hybrid at the same time, beyond the myths of origin and purity that delineate colonial and colonialist thought. © Association Multitudes.

Another look: Ethnography, narration, and postcolonialism,Un autre regard. Ethnographie, narration, et postcolonialisme / Gribaldo, A.; Zapperi, G.. - In: MULTITUDES. - ISSN 0292-0107. - 29:2(2007), pp. 61-73. [10.3917/mult.029.0061]

Another look: Ethnography, narration, and postcolonialism,Un autre regard. Ethnographie, narration, et postcolonialisme

Gribaldo A.;
2007

Abstract

The crisis, characteristic of our present postcolonial era, in the historicallycodified forms of talking about alterity has permitted the emergence of what can be called « stories of the other» - stories about those who have been implicitly excluded from the position of the subject. This crisis is particularly evident in a discipline such as anthropology, which is founded precisely upon narratives of the Other. Beginning with the problems posed by the possibility of a visual narration of alterity, this article proposes to analyse the connections among narrative, representation and identity in the works of Tracey Moffat, Isaac Julien and Fiona Tan. In their videos and installations, the question of the gaze fixed on the other is articulated around the themes of memory and the crisis of ethnography as a means of representation of or narrative about cultural alterity. These artists stage an «other» gaze capable of bringing out repressed and subaltern histories. They affirm an identity that is marginal and hybrid at the same time, beyond the myths of origin and purity that delineate colonial and colonialist thought. © Association Multitudes.
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Another look: Ethnography, narration, and postcolonialism,Un autre regard. Ethnographie, narration, et postcolonialisme / Gribaldo, A.; Zapperi, G.. - In: MULTITUDES. - ISSN 0292-0107. - 29:2(2007), pp. 61-73. [10.3917/mult.029.0061]
Gribaldo, A.; Zapperi, G.
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