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Documentary Resistance: Social Change and Participatory Media

Angela J. Aguayo


The potential of documentary moving images to foster democratic exchange has been percolating within media production culture for the last century, and now, with mobile cameras at our fingertips and broadcasts circulating through unpredictable social networks, the documentary impulse is coming into its own as a political force of social change. The exploding reach and power of audio and video are multiplying documentary modes of communication. Once considered an outsider media practice, documentary is finding mass appeal in the allure of moving images, collecting participatory audiences that c ... More

Keywords: documentary, participatory media culture, collective identification, agency, social change, resistance, rhetoric, social movements, critical media practice, commons, production culture, digital culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190676216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190676216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela J. Aguayo, author
Associate Professor of Cinema and Digital Culture, Southern Ililinois University