Applying Visual Methods in Analyzing Culture & Media Analysis Homework 3

Applying Visual Methods in Analyzing Culture & Media Analysis Homework 3

Homework #3: Applying visual methods in analyzing culture

Objective:

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Consider the role of ideas and ideology in the formation of culture, in religion,

in art, in urban legends, and memes.

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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.

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This project is based on the chapter entitled Applying Visual Methods in

Ethnographic Research (S. E. Bird 2007)

Assignment:

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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.

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Complete the recommended assignment, with reference to the questions

asked in the assignment, as described.

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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.

Evaluation:

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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

as stated.

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

Iterations:

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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.