Homework #3: Applying visual methods in analyzing culture
Consider the role of ideas and ideology in the formation of culture, in religion,
in art, in urban legends, and memes.
What are the ideas that are espoused in the various contexts you examine.
For example, if you do a photo essay, what do the pictures have to do
with presenting an ideological message; if you do a media analysis,
what is the message the movie or tv show is propagating.
This project is based on the chapter entitled Applying Visual Methods in
Ethnographic Research (S. E. Bird 2007)
Using the guidelines in chapter 12 of
(Angrosino, Doing Cultural Anthropology:
Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection, Second Edition, 2007)
, select ONE
of the visual methods listed and follow the instructions for that project.
Complete the recommended assignment, with reference to the questions
asked in the assignment, as described.
This project is intended to give you a chance to be creative and/or to think
critically about the ideas and the media that you consume.
This assignment is worth 50 points, according to the following rubric.:
0-10 points: Clear statement of which version of the visual anthropology
project you did and how your project complies and varies from the project
0-10 points: notes from analysis or the original media you incorporated
into your project
0-15 points: In-depth analysis of the themes you have noticed in the data
you have collected
0-5 points: Appropriate use of citations
0-5 points: Quality of presentation
Unlike the first and second homework assignments, this project does not
undertake an iterative process. You may submit this assignment only once and
there will be no revisions allowed.