The Power of the Visual

MacDougall, D.,  1998. “Visual anthropology and ways of knowing.”  In Transcultural Cinema. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J. Emailed.

MacDougall is well-known within visual anthro and ethnographic film for arguing for “participatory” rather than “observational” ethnographic film; and for thinking and writing about the role of the visual in anthropological research.   We are taking a broader perspective than the anthropological, but his arguments are relevant: our interest is in photography and film as ways of knowing.

Note that I bought a used copy of this book so the annotations are NOT MINE.

OPTIONAL but  recommended: You  can view some of MacDougall’s  films here:
Need to be on a campus machine – or (probably) connected by library proxy.