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Culture, Media, and Ethnographic Practice - ANTH711

This unit introduces students to ethnographic media along two primary avenues: first, the production and reception of images as cultural practices; and second, the theory, history and practice of using media in ethnographic research. Using the facilities at the Department of Anthropology’s Ethnographic Media Lab, students learn to shoot and edit a short video during the course of the semester. Drawing on readings, films, and short video projects, students explore the ethics and aesthetics of imaging cultural difference. Sample topics include: images of the exotic in modernity; comparative study of national cinemas; and indigenous media production in South America and Australia.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Anthropology staff

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

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