Visual Anthropology

Schäuble, Michaela (2018). Visual Anthropology. In: Callan, Hilary (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Vol. 12, Anthropology beyond Text. (pp. 1-21). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1969

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Visual anthropology is a subfield of sociocultural anthropology that encompasses a set of research techniques and modes of representation that are (through production and analysis) concerned with all visible aspects of culture and society. As a research technique, it uses pictorial media as a means of exploring social phenomena and of accessing, evoking, and communicating anthropological knowledge—mainly through the media of ethnographic photographs and films and, since the mid‐1990s, new digital technologies. Furthermore, visual anthropology includes the study of pictorial manifestations of culture, ranging from nonverbal communication, ritual and performance, dance, and art to material culture.

Item Type:

Book Section (Encyclopedia Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Schäuble, Michaela

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISBN:

9781118924396

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lisa Alvarado Grefa

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2016 10:41

Last Modified:

22 Jan 2020 11:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1969

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75649

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