The Documentary

Politics, Emotion, Culture

  • Authors
  • Belinda┬áSmaill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Documentary and Pleasure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Pain and the Other

  4. The Labour of Authorship: Caring and Mourning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Belinda Smaill
      Pages 97-113
  5. Past, Present and Future: Hope and Nostalgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
  6. Epilogue

    1. Belinda Smaill
      Pages 182-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-221

About this book


Belinda Smaill proposes an original approach to documentary studies, examining how emotions such as pleasure, hope, pain, empathy, nostalgia or disgust are integral both to the representation of selfhood in documentary, and to the way documentaries circulate in the public sphere.


Emotion affect documentary film television subjectivity culture emotion empathy identity women

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