Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-41
Debbora Battaglia (Section 01)
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.
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2013