Emeritus Professor

Professor Annette Hamilton

MA Syd., PhD Syd.

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Annette Hamilton (PhD Sydney University) is Professor in Film Studies and Media Anthropology in the School of English, Media and Performing Arts.  Originally trained as a cultural anthropologist she worked in several remote indigenous Australian communities between 1968 and 1985 and appeared in a number of landmark Northern Territory Land Rights cases as anthropologist and expert witness.  She has published numerous articles based on many aspects of her research in indigenous Australian societies including her book, Nature and Nurture: Child-Rearing in North Central Arnhem Land (1981). 

From 1985 she changed her research field to focus on the anthropology of media in Asia especially Southeast Asia. Her work on cinema in Thailand is well known and some of her work has appeared in translation (Japanese, French and Spanish).  She  co-edited (with Chris Berry and Laleen Jayamanne) The Filmmaker and the Prostitute: Dennis O'Rourke's “The Good Woman of Bangkok” (1997). Other  recent publications include work on cinema in the "post-socialist" states (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia).  

Her major current project is concerned with politics cinema and history in Cambodia and she is preparing a book on Film and the Khmer Rouge.  She has supervised many PhD students over the years, most recently Dr Ae-Gyung Shim Yecies on South Korean Cinema (2010).  She was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UNSW 2002-6 and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2013, 'Imaginierte Identitaten: Australisches Kino im Fokus (Imagined identities: focus on Australian cinema', in Mueckler H; Weichhart G (ed.), Australien: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 18. bis 20. Jahrhundert., edn. Weltregionen, Institut fur Wirtschafts-und-Sozialgeschichte, Universitat Wien, Vienna, pp. 217 - 236
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2011, 'Neo Rauch: post-socialist vision, collective memory', in Fischer G; Vassen F (ed.), Collective creativity : collaborative work in the sciences, literature and the arts, edn. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichende, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 177 - 190, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000293600000014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2007, 'Marking Time: Narratives of the Life-world of Thailand', in Waterson R (ed.), Southeast Asian Lives: Personal Narratives and Historical Experience, edn. Original, National University of Singapore Press with Ohio University Press, Singapore and Athens Ohio, pp. 221 - 252
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2006, 'Cine y Nacion: Dilemas de Representation en Tailanda', in Luces de Siam, edn. Original, T and B Editores, Madrid, pp. 165 - 188
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2006, 'Kinship and Ontology: The Success of Homo Sapiens', in Bodzsar EB; Susanne C (ed.), Human Evolution: Facts and Factors, edn. Original, Eotvos University Press, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 57 - 86
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2006, 'The Uncanny in Object Relations, or, the Emergent Ethnography of Machine Love', in Potts J; Scheer E (ed.), Technologies of Magic. A Cultural Study of Ghosts, Machines and the Uncanny., edn. Original, Power Publications, Australia, pp. 30 - 47
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2004, 'Preface', in An Adjustment Movement in Arnhem Land, Oceania Monographs, Sydney, pp. 1 - 13
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2004, 'The Moving Zones of China: flows of Rite and Power in Southeast Asia', in Iwabuchi K; Muecke S; Thomas M (ed.), Rogue Flows: Trans-asian Cultural Traffic, edn. Original, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 31 - 52
  • Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2013, 'Witness and recuperation: Cambodia's new documentary cinema', Concentric: literary and cultural studies, vol. 39, pp. 7 - 30, http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2013, 'Witness and Recuperation: Cambodia's New Documentary Cinema', CONCENTRIC-LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES, vol. 39, pp. 7 - 30, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000316833000002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2013, 'Visions of Japanese Modernity: articulations of cinema, nation and spectatorship, 1895-1925', HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF FILM RADIO AND TELEVISION, vol. 33, pp. 139 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2012.727330
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2012, 'Cinema, Space and Polylocality in a Globalizing China', HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF FILM RADIO AND TELEVISION, vol. 32, pp. 650 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2012.727331
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2009, 'Renovated: gender and cinema in contemporary Vietnam', Visual Anthropology, vol. 22, pp. 141 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08949460802623580
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2009, 'Memory against Culture: Arguments and Reminders', TAJA - the Australian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 20, pp. 258 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1757-6547.2009.00015.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2008, 'Performing Identities: Two Chinese Rites in Southern Thailand', International Journal Of Asian Studies, vol. 5, pp. 161 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1479591408000028
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2008, 'The Sabbath of the Fireflies: Sorcery, Shamanism and the Cannibal Imaginary in New Guinea', Oceania, vol. 78, pp. 359 - 361, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000262136300007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton AR, 2008, 'In memorium: L.R. Hiatt (1931-2008)', Oceania, vol. 78, pp. 129 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1834-4461.2008.tb00033.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2006, 'Reflections on the `Disappearing Sakai`: A Tribal Minority in Southern Thailand', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 37 (2), pp. 293 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022463406000567
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2006, 'Cultures crossing: Past and future of cinema in socialist South East Asia', South East Asia Research, vol. 14, pp. 261 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000006778008121
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2006, 'Visions of Difference: Minorities and Ethnohistory in Southern Thailand', East Asian Review, vol. 10 (1), pp. 217 - 238
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2004, 'Machine Love and the Uncanny Object', SCAN - Journal of Media Arts and Culture, vol. 1, no. 2
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2003, 'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie revisited: A response to Chris Eipper', Australian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 14, pp. 355 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-9310.2003.tb00239.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Annette Hamilton
    Hamilton A, 2003, 'Beyond anthropology, towards actuality', TAJA - the Australian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 2, pp. 160 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-9310.2003.tb00228.x

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