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New Documentary Ecologies

Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses

  • Kate Nash
  • Craig Hight
  • Catherine Summerhayes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Kate Nash, Craig Hight, Catherine Summerhayes
      Pages 1-7
  3. Expanding Documentary

  4. Production Practices

  5. Inter/Action: Rethinking Documentary Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Bjørn Sørenssen
      Pages 201-218

About this book


Providing a unique collection of perspectives on the persistence of documentary as a vital and dynamic media form within a digital world, New Documentary Ecologies traces this form through new opportunities of creating media, new platforms of distribution and new ways for audiences to engage with the real.


film media World Wide Web

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate Nash
    • 1
  • Craig Hight
    • 2
  • Catherine Summerhayes
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  3. 3.Australian National UniversityAustralia

About the editors

Patricia Aufderheide, American University, USA Jon Dovey, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK Sandra Gaudenzi, University of the Arts, London, UK Craig Hight, University of Waikato, New Zealand Annabelle Honess Roe, University of Surrey, UK Alexandra Juhasz, Pitzer College, USA Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Film Institute, New York City, USA Jigar Mehta, Director of Operations Matter, USA Adrian Miles, RMIT, in Melbourne, Australia Kate Nash, University of Leeds, UK Matt Soar Concordia University, Canada Bjørn Sørenssen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Catherine Summerhayes, Australian National University, Australia Florian Thalhofer, Concordia University, Canada

Bibliographic information


“This anthology is suitable for scholars and students interested in learning more about the changes in documentary studies. It is accessible for advanced undergraduate or graduate classes. … New Documentary Ecologies provides the first book-length foray into the emerging field of online documentary. This volume offers a series of broad perspectives without losing sight of its goals. It is that rare volume with something for theorists, enthusiasts, producers, and the otherwise curious.” (Heather McIntosh, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 11, 2017)