The Camera and the Body

Course Details
Course: 
141F
Instructor: 
Jennifer A. González
Quarter: 
Fall
Academic Year: 
2016-17
Description: 
Through the study of historical and contemporary visual texts (from ethnography and portraiture to advertising and erotica), this course explores how photographic images of the body, while masquerading as “natural,” “self-evident,” or “scientific,” participate in highly coded sign systems that influence who looks at whom, how, when, and why. (General Education Code(s): IM, A.)