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Contextualizing the Research Data

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199639342
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738098 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0006

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Contextualizing the Research Data

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This chapter considers the results of the questionnaire surveys and attempts to map out the general features of filmgoers’ experiences, and to draw attention to key questions that are raised and will be revisited in the qualitative interviews. The chapter also introduces three important features of the research location in order to contextualise the empirical research, providing a background against which the data generated by the respondent interviews may more clearly be seen. First, the nation of Uruguay is introduced. Second, there is an overview of the development and contemporary reality of Latin American cinema. Finally, there is a section about the Cinemateca Uruguaya, the cinema-club of which all the interview respondents were members. As the project develops it becomes clear that this institution is more central to this grounded account of revelation through film than might have been expected.

Keywords: questionnaire survey; filmgoer; experience; empirical research; context; Uruguay; Latin American cinema; Cinemateca Uruguaya

Chapter.  11564 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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