After sketching some problems in the definition of “image”, in this text we make a historical journey through the different disciplines and theoretical approaches that have images as a central theme, to focus on the case in anthropology, where we ask for the possibility of constructing an anthropology of the image, whose axis of analysis is the concept of “gaze”, very close to visual anthropology or to the science of the image (bildwissenschaft), from the history of art. In the end, a conflict of gazes in the universe of wixarika images (huichol) is reviewed, where we try to establish practicly the possibilities of an anthropology of the image.
Coexistence, conflict and transformation of the gaze. Think an anthropology of the image.Abstract in spanish
Keywords: image,visual anthropology,anthropology of the image,gaze,nierika.
Author: Paulo César Correa Valdivia. Maestro en Antropología Social por la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la UNAM.
Received: May 04th, 2015, Accepted: May 19th, 2015
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 25 - Santiago, julio 2015 - 1/16 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.