Spring 2011

Visual Anthropology

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-41

Faculty

Debbora Battaglia (Section 01)

Description

This course will explore and evaluate various visual genres, including photography, ethnographic film and museum presentation as modes of anthropological analysis--as media of communication facilitating cross-cultural understanding. Among the topics to be examined are the ethics of observation, the politics of artifact collection and display, the dilemma of representing non-Western “others” through Western media, and the challenge of interpreting indigenously produced visual depictions of “self” and “other.”

Limited to 12 students. Spring Semester. Professor Battaglia.

If Overenrolled: If the course is overenrolled, will privilege majors and ask students to provide the reasons they wish to take the course.

Offerings

2013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2013
 

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