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Leviathan. Enaction and Ontological Unconscious in an Ethnographic Film that Challenges Anthropology

Francesco Marano

Abstract


After reviewing the main interpretations of the film Leviathan by Lucien Castaing Taylor and Véréna Paravel, most of which are based on the concept of “immersivity”, Francesco Marano proposes to see the film as an
example of enactive style and to contextualize the film in the recent “ontological turn” of anthropology. In this way Marano tries to bring the film back into the ethnographic genre from which some authors have ousted it,
asking anthropology to expand its boundaries rather than strengthen them.

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Leviathan; Ethnographic film; Ontological turn; Immersivity; Anthropology

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