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Pomona College    
  Nov 24, 2017
2017-2018 Pomona College Catalog
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ANTH189P PO - Visual Anthropology

When Offered: Last offered fall 2016.
Instructor(s): Staff
Credit: 1

This course focuses on the history and development of documentary film and the emergence of ethnographic film within the discipline of anthropology. We will begin with an overview of the use of visual material, film and photography in both anthropological fieldwork as well as popular documentary films of the early 20th century. While the formal and aesthetic language of documentary film is often taken to signal “reality” in popular understandings of the genre, how has this framing been challenges within visual anthropology? Students will learn about the changing relationship of anthropology to visual practices through a number of screenings, readings and lectures that explore issues of power and representation and the visual medium.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 2

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