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Anthropology and Photography 1860-1920 
 
  
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Paperback 
275 pages 
Yale University Press 
Published 1994 
  
From Library Journal 
  
These 25 erudite essays by a host of professionals attempt to decipher the co-emergent histories of two relatively new disciplines: anthropology and photography. This is no simple task. The book, which was produced in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, may appear to be coffee-table material, but it is in fact dense, analytical, and yet highly philosophical. It raises many more questions than it can possibly answer about the use of photography in anthropology. Nevertheless, this extremely valuable study fosters a clearer perspective on the subject than other texts. Unlike a textbook, which dices major issues into apparently simple forms, the thinking here is synthetic and realistically bewildering. Highly useful for students in a variety of fields, including library science and museum studies. 
  
- Susan M. Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio 
  
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
This fascinating book is the first serious study of the place of photography in anthropology and the contribution it can make to an understanding of the ethnographic past. Focusing on still photography in British anthropology from about 1860 until 1920, it examines the content and contexts of over 150 photographs-many reproduced here for the first time-showing how to "read" the images and how they are used in conjunction with more traditional forms of anthropological information. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
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