Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Fall 2010)


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About the Author(s)

Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Robert Hauptman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 134
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 1110010000192
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: Deceptive Documentaries

Robert Hauptman      3



How Digital Perfection Disempowers Scholars

Joseph S. Fulda      5

Pedagogical Issues

Tested Teaching

Toni Samek      8


Introduction: The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking and the Politics of Identity

Christopher J. Jordan      12

Contra Queer: The Metaphoric Incommensurability between Queer Politics and Coming Out

Alice Liao      17

The “Problem” of Brandon Teena: Ethics in the Story Documentary

George S. Larke-Walsh and Jana Kelly      33

The Commodification of Blackness in David LaChapelle’s Rize

Kathleen M. Kuehn      52

Documentary Film Beyond Intention and Re-Presentation: Trinh T. Minh-ha and the Aesthetics of Materiality

Antony Fredriksson      67

Special Issue: The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking and the Politics of Identity

Christopher J. Jordan, guest editor

Colonial Visual Archives and the Anti-Documentary Perspective in Africa: Notes on Jean-Marie Teno’s Films

Olivier J. Tchouaffe      82

The Skin of the Other: Documentary, Ethics, Enbodiment

Brian Bergen-Aurand      100

Reviews      114

Web Briefs      127

Article Alerts      130

Book Reviews & Awards

“the only periodical exclusively devoted to all of the issues…. Diverse topics”—Choice; “noteworthy for the currency of its subject…intellectually stimulating…a fine blend of the practical and theoretical…a valuable source”—Library Journal; “points to the need for thoughtful exploration of the place of information (and of librarians) in the good (‘ethical’) life, both at the individual and the social levels”—C&RL News; “interesting and informative”—SRRT Newsletter; “interesting mix of contributors…lengthy book reviews”—American Librarians; “welcome…interesting and thought-provoking…highly recommend it for all libraries”—ALR; “readable…important”—People’s Culture; “courageous”—Sipapu; “some of the sharpest and most stimulating essays on the subject…responds to a very real need in the field. …excellent coverage of this difficult and increasingly complicated subject…a valuable and practical tool”—InfoManage; “thought-provoking columns and articles in a readable style…useful to anyone concerned with information in society. …recommended”—Special Libraries; “strongly recommended”—Journal of Academic Librarianship; “carefully edited…provide[s] readers with full discussions on [the] issues”—Library and Information Science Annual; “well-written pieces by librarians and other scholars. This thought-provoking journal should be required reading for students in library and information science programs and by practitioners and policymakers”—Magazines for Libraries.