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[Not offered in 2022]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||College of Arts, Society & Education|
SP2 in odd years
This subject is concerned with the role of images and objects in creating social worlds. It explores anthropological approaches to audiovisual technologies, digital media and museum curating in a seminar-workshop format. The primary aim is to provide students with the critical and creative means to assess the role that visual and material culture play in everyday life and how design processes help to explore what it means to be human. Students will consider such practices as photography, film, digital media, art objects and other creative expressions, both as modes of representation and as sites of cultural and political practice. A critical practice of ethnographic filmmaking will be developed through a programme of film screenings and discussions. Students will engage with current, readily accessible technologies with which they are already familiar - their own digital cameras, mobile phones and laptops - and apply an anthropologist's eye to the use and integration of these technologies into ethnographic, visually-oriented research. (Note: Specific case studies and topics covered in the subject may vary year to year in accordance with the research foci of the staff delivering the subject).
|AN2102, AN3102, AN3108, AR2408, AR2412, AR3408, AR3412|
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