Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2013: Visual Anthropology: Methods and Perspectives

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Indicative reading list:

 This is a list of some useful readings for this module that offer important background. Please feel free to select the texts that interest you, or find explanations of concepts, ideas and history of the discipline when you are preparing your presentations or writing essays.

Banks, M. and Morphy, H. E. (eds.), Rethinking visual anthropology. New Haven; London: Yale University Press
Banks. M. and Ruby, J. (eds.) 2011. Made to be seen: Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Freedberg, D. 1989. The power of images: studies in the history and theory of response. Chicago, Ill.; London: University of Chicago Press.
Evans, J. and Hall, S. (eds). 1999. Visual Culture: the Reader. Open University.
Gaines, J. M. and Renov, M. E. 1999. Collecting visible evidence. Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press.
Gray, G. 2010. Cinema: a visual anthropology (Vol. 1). Oxford: Berg.
Grimshaw, A. 2001. The Ethnographer's Eye: Ways of Seeing in Anthropology. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.
Heider, K. G. 2006 (1976). Ethnographic Film. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Mirzoeff, N. (ed.) 1988. The Visual Culture Reader. London: Routledge.
Mitchell, W. J. T. 1986. Iconology: image, text, ideology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Pink, S. 2001. Doing visual ethnography: images, media and representation in research. London: SAGE.
Pinney, C. 2011. Photography and anthropology. Reaktion.
Poole, D. 1997. Vision, race, and modernity: a visual economy of the Andean image world. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.