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British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson


In the rapidly growing study of amateur film, this groundbreaking book addresses the development of British women's amateur visual practice. Drawing upon social and visual anthropology, imperial and postcolonial studies and British, Commonwealth and gender history, the authors explore how women in Britain and overseas, used the evolving technologies of moving imagery to create visual stories about their lives and times. Locating the making, watching and sharing of women's recreational film-making against wider societal, technological and ideological changes, British Women AmateurFilmmakers dis ... More

Keywords: amateur visual practice, cine film, gender, colonialism, British social history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474420730
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, author
University of Cambridge

Heather Norris Nicholson, author
University of Huddersfield and Manchester Metropolitan University