[Blueboard] The Visual In/And Ethnography: A Brief Look at Issues on Methodology and Cultural Politics

Dept. of Socio-Anthro socio at pusit.admu.edu.ph
Sat Jul 9 04:37:47 PHT 2005

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology 
invites everyone to the

Ms. Monica W. Santos

who will speak on

The  Visual  In/And  Ethnography:  A  Brief  Look 
at Issues on Methodology and Cultural Politics


13 July 2005, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Conference Room 1 and 2, 1st Floor, Social Sciences Building
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 
The presentation is an overview of the role of still and moving pictures in
ethnographic production, and addresses the implications of their use on
culture analysis and production.  A brief historical review of cultural
anthropology's fascination and utilization of photographs and films in the
study of culture shows how images are imbued with meaning and value which
can be used for various intents--from scientific inquiry to ancestral land
claims.  Implicit in this discussion is the need to understand the language
of these visual media, which includes its potential, as well as limitation
in "depicting" cultural processes.  

Ms. Monica Santos is a lecturer in the DSA who specializes in the field of
cultural anthropology.  Her appreciation for visual media (as well as other
visual materials) and its significance in the study of culture results from
her experience in film and video--as a film student in her undergraduate
years and a VTR Editor for News in a local broadcasting network--as well as
her training in anthropology, as a current Ph.D. student in the Department
of Anthropology at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She also
serves as the Secretary of Ugnayang Pang-AghamTao, Inc. (UGAT), the
anthropological association of the Philippines.
For more information, please call the DSA at 426-6001, local 5270 or 5271

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