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Dates:
1969-1972
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-36
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Dates:
circa 1973-circa 1979
Level:
file
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Creators:
Faris, James C.
Dates:
1960-2014, undated
Size:
7.67 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-36
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

James Faris (1936 – present) is an American cultural anthropologist and epistemologist who received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1966. He conducted fieldwork in the fishing settlement of Cat Harbour, Newfoundland, among the Nuba of Southeastern Kordofan in the Sudan, and among the Navajo in the American Southwest. His research specializations include cognitive anthropology, art and aesthetics, ritual, social organization and reproduction, anthropological linguistics, and visual anthropology and critical theory and representation. The James Faris Papers, 1960-2014, primarily document his fieldwork with the Nuba peoples of Southeastern Sudan. His papers also include materials related to representation of the Nuba peoples and various controversies in visual anthropology and documentary film that related to Leni Riefenstahl and her filmmaking among the Nuba. During the 1960s Faris was drawn into activism against the Vietnam War while at the University of Connecticut and his papers contain ephemeral materials on radical anthropology and racism from that period. The collection consists of field notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, films (including scripts and transcriptions), videos, book and papers drafts, and news and magazine clippings.

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series
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.8
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Dates:
1982
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (color sound; 2,249 ft)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.22
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film, produced by BBC Television, is a multi-level documentary: an ethnographic study of the lives and traditions of the Nuba, a look at how German film director Leni Riefenstahl helped turn the Nuba into a tourist spectacle, and an examination of the government's attempts to bring the Nubans into the 20th century because of this tourism.

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Dates:
1965-1967
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-36
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes 4 Nuba bibles written in the Nuba language.

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Dates:
undated
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 004 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.8
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Dates:
undated
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 004 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.8
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Subject Number 15 on Wood Pole

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Dates:
undated
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 004 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.8
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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