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Viewpoints Visual Anthropologists at Work

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ISBN-10: 0292706715

ISBN-13: 9780292706712

Edition: 2009

Authors: Mary Strong, Laena Wilder

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Early in its history, anthropology was a visual as well as verbal discipline. But as time passed, visually oriented professionals became a minority among their colleagues, and most anthropologists used written words rather than audiovisual modes as their professional means of communication. Today, however, contemporary electronic and interactive media once more place visual anthropologists and anthropologically oriented artists within the mainstream. Digital media, small-sized and easy-to-use equipment, and the Internet, with its interactive and public forum websites, democratize roles once relegated to highly trained professionals alone. However, having access to a good set of tools does…    
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 431
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.422
Language: English

Historical Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Photography Now
Photographic Exploration of Social and Cultural Experience
Documentary Photography in the Field
Photography and Ethnography
Images from the Past
Historical Photographs of North American Indians: Primary Documents, BUT View with Care
Blasting a Boulder and Building Memories
Moving Pictures, Film, Video, and Computer-Generated Media
Reading the Mind of the Ethnographic Filmmaker: Mining a Flawed Genre for Anthropological Content
Visual Anthropology in a Time of War: Intimacy and Interactivity in Ethnographic Media
Guestworkers: Farmworkers, Filmmakers, and Their Obligations in the Field
Roads Less Traveled, Unusual Subfields
Uncommon Subject Areas
Envisioning Primates
Steps to an Ethnography of Dance
Looking for the Past in the Present: Ethnoarchaeology at al-Hiba
Media: Beyond Camera Work
In Search of Live Relics in Cold Lake
Art and Mind: Working on Murals
Art History and Anthropology
Epilogue
Elementary Forms of the Digital Media: Tools for Applied Action Collaboration and Research in Visual Anthropology
Glossary
Author Biographies
Index