Visual Anthropology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Anthropology

Course Number: 
241
Institution: 
Amherst College

(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.”

Requisite: ANTH 110. Limited to 30 students. Spring semester. Professor Gewertz.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
ANTH-241-01-1213S

Course Sections

Visual Anthropology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Deborah Gewertz

dbgewertz@amherst.edu

TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM

CONV 207