ANTH 3180 Visual Anthropology

3 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory; 4 credits

Anthropological study of visual arts in cultural contexts including historical and contemporary use of visual media by anthropologists; conceptions of art and aesthetics in other cultures; various approaches to the study of the arts: functional, psychological, symbolic, structural; theory of ethnographic film; challenges of cross-cultural representation in colonial and post-colonial contexts; concepts of objectivity and realism. Includes lectures and some practical work with visual media. Prerequisite: Anthropology *1000 or 2100 or 1100 or 1200 or 1300 or 1400 or a Pathways required or flexible core course or permission of the chairperson.

Prerequisite: Anthropology *1000 or 2100 or 1100 or 1105 or 1300 or permission of the chairperson.


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