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Dean Worcester's fantasy islands : photography, film, and the colonial Philippines / Mark Rice.

By: Rice, Mark [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Quezon City : Ateneo de Manila University Press, ©2015Description: x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780472072187 (hardback : alk. paper); 9789715507103 (paperback).Subject(s): Worcester, Dean C. (Dean Conant), 1866-1924 | Worcester, Dean C. (Dean Conant), 1866-1924 -- Political and social views | Colonial administrators -- Philippines -- Biography | Photographers -- Philippines -- Biography | Photography -- Political aspects -- Philippines -- History | Photography in ethnology -- Philippines -- History | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | Philippines -- History -- Pictorial works | Philippines -- Colonization -- History | United States -- Relations -- Philippines | Philippines -- Relations -- United States
Contents:
A Note on Terminology -- Establishing the Archive -- Filipinos, Dressed and Undressed -- Dean Worcester, National Geographic Magazine, and the Imagined Philippines -- Lecturing against Philippine Independence : Photography, Film, and the Lyceum Circuit -- Final Acts and Reactions.
Scope and content: "Informed by contemporary theories of colonial photography and the history of U.S. imperialism, Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands--a product of intensive archival research at the University of Michigan and elsewhere--is narrative in its approach, tracing Worcester's emergence both as a colonial administrator and a photographer and analyzing the intersections between his personal desires and his political agenda as they shaped his photography in the Philippines. Author Mark Rice discusses the controversies that surrounded Worcester's use of evocative photography and demonstrates his lasting influence on dominant modes of ethnographic photography as seen in the pages of National Geographic and elsewhere"-- Provided by publisher.
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Books Books Main Library: Filipiniana Section
E 664.W83 R53 2015 (Browse shelf) c.1 Available D-18099
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) and index.

A Note on Terminology -- Establishing the Archive -- Filipinos, Dressed and Undressed -- Dean Worcester, National Geographic Magazine, and the Imagined Philippines -- Lecturing against Philippine Independence : Photography, Film, and the Lyceum Circuit -- Final Acts and Reactions.

"Informed by contemporary theories of colonial photography and the history of U.S. imperialism, Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands--a product of intensive archival research at the University of Michigan and elsewhere--is narrative in its approach, tracing Worcester's emergence both as a colonial administrator and a photographer and analyzing the intersections between his personal desires and his political agenda as they shaped his photography in the Philippines. Author Mark Rice discusses the controversies that surrounded Worcester's use of evocative photography and demonstrates his lasting influence on dominant modes of ethnographic photography as seen in the pages of National Geographic and elsewhere"-- Provided by publisher.

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