Visual Anthropology: Essential Method and Theory

Visual Anthropology: Essential Method and Theory

By: Fadwa El Guindi (author)Hardback

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El Guindi provides a comprehensive guide to visual anthropology and the use of film in ethnographic research. She shows how visual media is now an accepted part of anthropological methodology, a vital tool that produces knowledge about the range of cultures and about culture itself. It is an excellent guide for ethnographic research, and for film and other media instruction concerned with cross-cultural representation.

About Author

Fadwa El Guindi teaches in the Visual Anthropology Program at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin, and her field research includes work with Arab, Nubian, and Zapotec cultures, and Arab-Americans. She is past president of the Society for Visual Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association, and author of The Myth of Ritual: A Native's Ethnography of Life-Crisis Rituals (University of Arizona Press, 1986). Her visual ethnographies include El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual, El Moulid: Egyptian Religious Festival, and Ghurbal. Her most recent book, Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance, is a visual, cultural, and textual analysis of the phenomenon of veiling in the Arab East.


Prelude Introduction Part One: Issues, Ancestry, and Genealogy Chapter 1: History, Euro-Americanization, & New Directions Chapter 2: For God's Sake, Margaret Part Two: Ethnographic Film Chapter 3: Filming Others Chapter 4: Filming Selves Part Three: Research Film Chapter 5: Discovery Part Four: Visual Ethnography Chapter 6: From Doing Cinema to Doing Anthropology Chapter 7: Parameters for Visual Ethnography Conclusion References Visuals Cited

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780759103948
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780759103948
  • weight: 603
  • ISBN10: 0759103941

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