Questions related to Visual Anthropology
I would like to add some visual example to illustrate the different types of participant observation (complete observer, observer as participant, participant as observer, and complete participant). Any suggestion is welcome.
Andrew N Margioris, University of Crete, Retimo, Crete, Greece
Kenneth Ain, University of Kentucky
E. Dermitzaki, University of Crete
Publication on KAT45 in Endocrinology, 1998
Dear Sirs and Madams,
Your contribution to a collection of images depicting systems of organization for color and species will be used in a study. I am gathering images that represent graphically the organization of colors and species. The images may be from folk taxonomy, Linnaean taxonomy, iBOL, cladistics, Munsell, Goethe, and other sources.
If you add an image, please indicate its source. Thank you!
The images will provide the materials for a follow-up research I conducted on nomenclature of color and species (World to Word: Nomenclature Systems of Color and Species https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10355/60517/Dissertation_2017_Kelley_replacement.pdf?sequence=5&isAllowed=y)
The focus on facial expressions in art is commonly mentioned in caricature or in mangas and animation (ex: in "Art and Illusion" of Ernst Gombrich, "Grapholexique du Manga" of Denis Sigal and "Understanding comics" of Scott McCloud's respectively) and rarely in classical western artworks (ex: "L'art de la grimace" of Martial Guédron). However, I wonder if some research are led in facial expressions in tribal (or primitive) art.
I am researching non figurative judeo and islamic visual arts and I have been looking for the possible consequences in the social makeup of the people within those cultures.
I'm looking for examples where social representations embodied in visual cultural products were studied. I found very few examples. Does anyone know some work that help me to study social representations in images? Is someone doing a research of this kind?
We would like to de-construct the fans' comments and learn about the nature of these relationship
What is the role of myths in today's culture? How could they be reinterpreted? What is the role of myths and folklore in diasporic communities (particularly for Iranian)?
Academic culture understood as organizational culture has its artifacts, values and hidden assumptions, according to Edgar Schein (2006).
Definitions of rituals have many dimensions I share one concept:
"The word " ritual " commonly brings to mind images of primitive exoticized others diligently engaged in mystical activities, they can find rituals , both sacred and secular , throughout" modern " society: collective experiences, from the Olympics to the commemoration of national Tragedies ; cyclical gatherings, from weekly congregations at the local church to the annual turkey carving at Thanksgiving to the intoxication of Mardi Gras, and personal life-patterns , from morning grooming routines to the ways in Which We greet and interact with one another.
Ritual is in fact an inevitable component of culture, extending from the largest- scale social and political processes to the most intimate aspects of our self - experience . Yet within this universality, the inherent multiplicity of ritual practices , both between and within cultures , also reflects the full diversity of the human experience " (source: http://www.culanth.org/curated_collections/4-ritual ).
I'm interested in rituals during conferences in the world in many aspects.
I wonder what rituals are present during conference moderation panels, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners?
What ritual is connected with so called scientific "stars" and "celebrities" and their demands on conferences court life?
Do you experience interesting rituals during the conference in different dimensions as:(in material and symbolic) negotiation of access, accommodation of your stay, rituals moderation panel session, ritual of greetings, coffee breaks, meals, etiquette and rituals of social life?
Have you experienced the rituals that were complicated, ridiculous or comic to you?
Images analysis welcome.
Below I share some image from last International Conference I participated as guest speaker in 14-15 May in Warsaw.
Very interesting in my opinion are greetings, presenting self with hand shake to new colleagues, coffee breaks and rituals of meeting friends not seen for months or years and "introductions" to famous Professors, whose books are well known.
I share one photo I made on 14th May during International Conference at Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, Poland in assebley hall. I found that in time, when many places were taken, some of the were free - but students listening to the speeches preferred to sit on the stairs or upstairs, behind the chairs. What is the ritual (I saw it a few times in different situations) of sitting lower ? I'll think about that.