Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-241
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Deborah B. Gewertz (Section 01)
(Offered as ANTH 241 and FAMS 378) 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 30 students. Spring semester. Professor Gewertz.
How to handle overenrollment: If course is over enrolled, will privilege majors and ask students to provide the reasons they wish to take the course.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work and reading.