Principles of Visual Anthropology

Principles of Visual Anthropology

Principles of Visual Anthropology

Principles of Visual Anthropology


This edition contains 27 articles, written by scholars and filmmakers who are generally acknowledged as the internationalauthorities in the field, and a new preface by the editor. The book covers ethnographic filming and its relations to the cinema and television; applications of filming to anthropological research, the uses of still photography, archives, and videotape;subdisciplinary applications in ethnography, archeology, bio-anthropology, museology and ethnohistory; and overcoming thefunding problems of film production.


This book was originally developed by and for the anthropologists of the world, as was described in the original Preface. Its popularity — far exceeding that of any of the other ninety books in the World Anthropology series — proved that anthropology had indeed suffered too long a serious vacuum. The appearance of a revised edition of this book may yet fill that vacuum; and the Editor has carefully added materially to its content. Foremost in the book is the late Margaret Mead's brilliant and much-quoted introductory essay. Then, enriching us all, are eight new papers to carry us forward into new arenas of Visual Anthropology as this millennium draws to a close.

Chicago, Illinois


July 19, 1994

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