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ERIC Number: ED142466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
Human Images: A Communications Approach to Culture.
Chalfen, Richard
The premise of this 14 week anthropology course is that endeavors by the mass media should be understood as cultural enterprises. Students will examine the means by which anthropologists, photographers, filmmakers, writers, new reporters or other observers translate their observations of another culture to members of their own culture. The Eskimo culture forms the focus of the course. Required texts include Hall, "The Silent Language," Ruesch, "The Top of the World," and Kosinski, "Being There." Weekly films include "Invisible Walk,""Winter Ice Sea Camp," and "Nanook of the North." Eskimo music is also studied. Students keep a journal in lieu of written examinations. Optional projects are divided into a written assignment and a visual presentation such as still photography, slides or a motion picture. No sound track or narration may accompany the visual presentation which is to illustrate one small aspect of the student's culture. Grade options are according to the student's degree of involvement. A bibliography is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Dept. of Anthropology.