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Viewpoints : visual anthropologists at work

Author: Mary Strong; Laena Wilder
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the innovations, obligations, and fresh possibilities in the field of visual anthropology. It concentrates on documentary photography and ethnographic film, as well as lesser-known areas  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Strong; Laena Wilder
ISBN: 9780292706712 0292706715
OCLC Number: 244352633
Description: xv, 415 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Sect. I. Photography now : Photographic exploration of social and cultural experience / Malcolm Collier --
Documentary photography in the field / Laena Wilder --
Photography and ethnography / Richard Freeman --
Sect. II. Images from the past : Historical photographs of North American Indians : primary documents, BUT view with care / Joanna Cohan Scherer --
Blasting a boulder and building memories / Julie M. Flowerday --
Sect. III. Moving pictures : film, video, and computer-generated media : Reading the mind of the ethnographic filmmaker : mining a flawed genre for anthropological content / Carol Hermer --
Visual anthropology in a time of war : intimacy and interactivity in ethnographic media / Peter Biella --
Guestworkers : farmworkers, filmmakers, and their obligations in the field / Charles Thompson. Sect. IV. Roads less traveled, unusual subfields : Part I. Uncommon subject areas : Envisioning primates / Anne Zeller --
Steps to an ethnography of dance / Najwa Adra --
Looking for the past in the present : ethnoarchaeology at al-Hiba / Edward Ochsenschlager --
Part II. Media : beyond camera work : In search of live relics in Cold Lake / Kimowan McLain --
Art and mind : working on murals / Mary Strong --
Art history and anthropology / Louly Peacock Konz and James Peacock --
Sect. V. Epilogue : Elementary forms of the digital media : tools for applied action collaboration and research in visual anthropology / Peter Biella.
Responsibility: Mary Strong, text editor ; Laena Wilder, visual editor.
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"The authors in this volume include some of the best current researchers in the anthropological study of visual means of signification, communication, and representation." Thomas D. Blakely, Read more...

 
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