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Audiovisual Anthropology in Mexico City: The experience of five academic initiatives.

Abstract in spanish

This paper explores the five most established academic projects which incorporate audiovisual means in Mexico City: the Department of Audiovisual Means at ENAH; the Audiovisual Laboratory for Social Research at Instituto Mora; the Visual Anthropology Laboratory at UAM- Iztapalapa and the Permanent Seminar on Visual Anthropology at IIA-UNAM. The article draws a panoramic view of the different trajectories and perspectives each one has. It generates a space to ponder on the advance in the incorporation of audiovisual language into the process of knowledge construction on social sciences and actualizes information on the status of visual anthropology in the context of the city. Its concluding remarks seek to be the basis for actions that promote the appropriation of said means in research, which help to consolidate an avant- garde visual anthropology in response to current needs of Mexican anthropology.

Keywords: audiovisual anthropology,Mexico City,social research,image,communication.
Author: Valeria Cuevas Zúñiga. Licenciada en antropología social por la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa de la Ciudad de México. Actualmente cursa la Maestría en Ciencias Antropológicas, en la línea de antropología urbana, dentro de la misma institución.
Received: April 05th, 2015, Accepted: June 06th, 2015
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 25 - Santiago, julio 2015 - 88/103 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.