ANTH 281

Visual Anthropology

Prerequisite: ANTH 112, ENGL 149, or ENGL 150. This course explores images of the cultural other, as seen in ethnographic and documentary films and photographs. How do photographs, art, exhibits, and museums reinforce stereotypes of “the primitive” and “the exotic?” In what ways are visual media used to create ethnographic texts and representations? The course will address these topics through film screenings, discussions, and readings as well as video production. V.5

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