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Visual Sociology (ADJ)

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Kod przedmiotu: 3502-FAKL412 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 14.2 / (0314) Socjologia i kulturoznawstwo
Nazwa przedmiotu: Visual Sociology (ADJ)
Jednostka: Instytut Socjologii
Grupy: Fak. warsztaty 30 h (semestr letni)
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:

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Skrócony opis:

The course aims at introducing methods of using visual data, especially photographs, in social sciences such as sociology and anthropology. In today’s ever-changing world visual representations have become one of the most important sources of information. The skills of interpretation of visual sources are thus essential for sociologists.

The course will discuss the history of the discipline and will introduce particular methodology used for analysing visual pictures.

Pełny opis:

The course aims at introducing methods of using visual data, especially photographs, in social sciences such as sociology and anthropology. In today’s ever-changing world visual representations have become one of the most important sources of information. The skills of interpretation of visual sources are thus essential for sociologists.

The course will discuss the history of the discipline and will introduce particular methodology used for analysing visual pictures. The course is comprised of two sections: theory and practice.

The range of topics:

1. Introduction to Visual Research

2. The history of visual anthropology

3. The history of visual sociology

4. Contemporary theories of visual sociology

5. Social Photography – practical issues

6. The visual aspect of a social structure

7. The family as an object of visual sociology

8. Visual aspects of religion

9. Analysis of already existing visual materials.

10. Visual data in urban areas

11. Discussion of term papers

Literatura:

J. Collier, M. Collier, Visual Anthropology: Photography as a research method, University of New Mexico Press, 1986D. Harper, On the authority of the image: Visual methods at the crossroads, w: N.K. Denzin, Y.S. Lincoln (red.), Handbook of qualitative research, Sage Publications, Thousand Oakes - London - New Delhi, s. 403-412, 1994P. Bourdieu, Photography. A middle-brow Art, Cambridge: Polity Press 1990H. Becker (red.), Exploring society photographically, Evanston: Northwestern University Press 1981 D. Harper, Life on the road, w: Images of information. Still Photography in the social scientes, J. Wagner (red.), Beverly Hills: Sage 1979D. Harper, An argument for visual sociology, w: Image-based research, J. Prosser (red.), London: Routledge, 1998K

Efekty uczenia się:

Through this course, you will improve your sociological and visual literacy.

You will gain the tools to both interpret images from a sociological

perspective and to produce sociologically-informed images. You will

come to ask more critical questions of the visual world around you.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Written Assignment - 50 percent of final grade

Final Photos 25 percent of final grade

Class Participation 25 percent of final grade

Przedmiot nie jest oferowany w żadnym z aktualnych cykli dydaktycznych.
Opisy przedmiotów w USOS i USOSweb są chronione prawem autorskim.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.