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SOCY 5532 Images and Power (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar involves an historical sociological exploration of social technologies of image-making in art, science, religion, advertising, politics and everyday life. Of particular concern is the cognitive, moral and bodily power of images in relation to the cultural politics of class, race, sex and gender. Course participants are expected to engage with a wide range of critical literatures pertaining to the material and imaginary power of images and to engage in ethnographic fieldwork, resulting in a mixed-media study of the power of imagery in a particular social scene or institution.


Instructor(s): Stephen J. Pfohl

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: May be taken as part of the Women's Studies Minor.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13