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Documentary ResistanceSocial Change and Participatory Media$
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Angela J. Aguayo

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190676216

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190676216.001.0001

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Conclusion

The Documentary Commons and Conditions of Resistance

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Documentary Resistance
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Angela J. Aguayo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190676216.003.0007

This chapter centers on the idea of the documentary commons as a framework for understanding documentary’s engagement with social change. In the developing public commons, the documentary impulse is a way of life and articulation of political information that produces a kind of democratic exchange with new patterns of public communication. With the pervasive use of cameras and live broadcasts, the documentary impulse is realizing its potential to create participatory media cultures. Among the topics in this chapter are the possibilities for future research and contributions to theories of social change, participatory media cultures, collective identification, and agency. This chapter also addresses the political economy of social change documentary, the ideological glass ceiling of mass media, and the role of professional opportunity and education in shaping social change expectations.

Keywords:   Documentary commons, collective identification, agency, social change, critical media practice, archive, documentary resistance

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