Visual and Cultural Anthropology

 

Photography, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 8645/2020 - 08/09/2020

4 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 5,0 OT

Lecturer
- Gonçalo Cardoso Leite Velho

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
A) Define Anthropology as the science of the Other;
A1) Mastering the notion of the Other according to philosophical contributions;
A2) Knowing the purpose of Anthropology as a field of knowledge;
B) Register the elementary concepts of Anthropology;
B1 Understand the concepts of Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnography, Ethnicity; Community; Emic and Ethical;
B2) Understand the concept of Participant Observation;
B3) Identify fundamental methodologies of work in Anthropology, including fieldwork and recording;
C) Identify the main developments in Visual Anthropology;
C1) Recognize the contributions of the pioneers of Visual Anthropology;
C2) Understand the anthropological meaning of Flaherty's work;
C3) Knowing the relationship between Jean Rouch's work and the problematics of the notion of subject, culture and colonization;
D) Apply the methods of Visual Anthropology;
D1) Recognize the contribution of participant observation to image documentation methods;
D2) Understand the relationship between point of view and matter to be documented;
D3) Understand the contribution of the imagery narrative arc to ethnography;
E) Empower and promote social, economic and political inclusion for all
E1) Understand the contribution of the anthropological notion of culture to ethical values;
E2) Valuing the relationship between communities and cultures;
E3) Show the capacity of Visual Anthropology for empowerment and social inclusion.

Program
1) Concepts and basic methods in cultural anthropology
a) Other
b) Participant observation
c) The (invention of)the primitive idea
2) Genesis and development of Visual Anthropology
a) Flaherty and Nanook
b) Dziga Vertov and his Kino Glaz
c) Functionalisms? Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
d) The unsurpassable Jean Rouche
3) Visual Anthropology and Artistic practice

Evaluation Methodology
Course grade (CC) is the weighted average of the proposed work (Tp) with the mark of the final work(Tf), determined as follows:CC = 0.45Tp + 0.55Tf
The evaluation criteria is the same in all the evaluation seasons (Continuous, Exam and Recourse).

Bibliography
- Cliford, G. (1989). A Interpretação das Culturas. Rio de Janeiro: Livros Técnicos e Científicos Editora
- J., S. (2016). Participant Observation. Long Grove: Wavelengh Press
- Branislav, M. (1978). Os argonautas do Pacifico oriental. São Paulo: Abril Cultura
- Body Ritual among the Nacirema.(1956, 0 de ---). American Anthropologist,

Method of interaction
1 - Lectures;
2 - Visioning films and photos;
3 - Text analysis.

Software used in class
Microsoft Teams