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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 3120
Professor
Karl Schmid
Semester
Fall

Description
The Politics of Representation ANTH3120A(2013-2014) 3 March 2014 Politics of representation Representation is always political Two cases: Mursi of Ethiopia Blackfoot of Alberta James Scott – Weapons of the weak: everyday forms of peasant resistance (1985) Hegemonic order Between hegemonic compliance and collective defiance, there are subtle forms of everyday resistance Mursi of Ethiopia For tourists, the Mursi are the embodiment of primitivism Encounter is mostly about photos and the cost of permission: Tourists want to capture the exotic imagery of the Mursi as ‘primitives’ Mursi plainly want money from this encounter Creation of Solbu as exchange place ‘Fiction’of the photographic frame Tourists want to frame primitivism Mursi gain from photography by fictionalized representation (staged authenticity) Primitivism Tactics of the Mursi Altering the body and face Swarming the car Joining the photo frame Reques
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