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By Manuel João Ramos

This bankruptcy from the ebook operating photos - visible study and illustration in Ethnography specializes in some great benefits of drawing as a complementary device either in the course of ethnographic learn and within the improvement of anthropological research. It proposes to direct the sphere of "visual anthropology" in this type of manner that brings it in the direction of the valued craft-quality of anthropological discourse, by way of liberating it from a present technological obsession. Drawing is in detail associated with the act of watching and reading human activities. in truth, a educated eye and a talented hand are simple necessities for correct documentation of either fabric tradition elements and sundry cases of social existence, in the course of fieldwork. additionally, drawing is a crucial and artistic instrument to have interaction and relate with humans of other cultures and languages. nevertheless, organizing and integrating info and concepts in photograph phrases permits the anthropologist to discover extra deeply the complicated relational nature of phrases and photographs (from competition tables and kinship schemes to analytical diagrams, drawings and photographs), so as to boost a extra encompassing view of the probabilities of anthropological construction.

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