Anthropology | Cultural Encounters:Rep the"Other" in Film, Photography & Visual Arts
E460 | 27387 | Girshick


This course focuses on the role of visual representations in art,
photography, and film as they reflect and shape our understanding of
other cultures - and our own. We begin with a general discussion of
the politics of representation. We then turn to topics such as
representations of The Other in ethnographic films, colonial
photography, and Hollywood movies. Finally we examine how
Euro-Americans are depicted in the visual arts of Africa, Native
America and the Pacific-- how do They see Us?  This course will be
conducted as a seminar. Short papers, class presentations, and a final
take-home exam will be required.