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Culture, Media and Ethnographic Practice - ANTH811

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 Anthropology Department'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:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Anthropology staff

Admission to MDevStud or MGlobalHlthDevStud or GradCertGlobalHlthDevStud or MDevStudGlobalHlth or GradCertDevStudGlobalHlth or MAppAnth or MDevCult or MPASRMDevStud or MPPPMDevStud or 4cp in ANTH units at 800 level Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

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