ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 104 The Ethnography of Movie Production, Consumption, and Distribution
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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The conditions for producing and watching movies have changed significantly since the early 1900s. How have changes in technology affected how people make, watch, and talk about movies in different societies and at different times? How have movies contributed to mass entertainment, civic education for immigrants, maintaining colonial regimes, or political propaganda? What insights about cultural and political processes can anthropologists gain by studying how movies are being produced and consumed? You will develop new ways of thinking about the role that movies play in society by studying the production, circulation, and consumption of movies across the 20th century from Hollywood to Bollywood and Nollywood.

Prerequisites: One introductory level course in cultural anthropology. A background in film studies or an interest in film history is an asset but not required.

ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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101 (LEC)
WF 10:00AM - 1:00PM
103 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 1:00PM
104 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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