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Audiovisual image in anthropology: opportunities and challenges.

Abstract in spanish

Always focusing on the ethnographic experience as an instance of encounter with an otherness, we would like to explore the specificity of the audiovisual image as a technological support for the construction of knowledge in anthropology. We will note that like written text, a documentary is a "constructed look" and as such, its proper reading and interpretation can provide us with valuable information about what we hope to represent from a given culture.

Keywords: Interpretive anthropology,audiovisual,photography.
Author: Alejandro Lezama. Licenciado en Antropología Universidad de Chile.
Received: January 05th, 2001, Accepted: July 01th, 2001
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 1 - Santiago, julio 2001 - 59/65 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.