Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies—“Displaying Race, Displaying Culture: Exhibitions, Film, Photography”
ETHSTD 190 001 | CCN: 18464
TU/TH 2:00 - 3:29pm 279 Dwinelle
What is race, and what is culture? How and why have these ideas been represented visually? What roles have such visual images played in colonialism, slavery, patriarchy, and other social hierarchies, and how have people of color protested these uses? Given these histories, is it possible for visual representations of race and culture to serve oppositional purposes? This course takes up questions about the politics of visual representations from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing in particular on exhibitions, film, and photography.