Visual Anthropology. Personal Experiences and Institutional Aspects
Nadja Valentinčič Furlan, Miha Peče, Monika Kropej Telban
The field of visual anthropology and ethnography has long since passed its formation phase, and many protagonists, who co-created its history, are today reflecting on their own work, evaluating and systematizing it, but also searching for new research questions and topics that would complement and conclude their contributions. This monograph of 16 papers from Slovene and international visual anthropologists and ethnologists firmly places itself in a self-reflective perspective. Some of the researchers are attempting to find a distant, broader view of their work; others are discussing more narrow topics and research questions in which they were more deeply engaged, e.g. educational models and approaches, fieldwork experiences and methods, definitions of ethnographic film and use of the visual in museology, in research and in the representation of cultural tradition.
This book is also a tribute to Naško Križnar, the spiritus movens of Slovene visual ethnography, who has been working and creating in this field for several decades, taking responsibility for its development and affirmation at home and abroad. Several papers discuss different aspects of his work; he first is positioned in the broader context of visual anthropology in Slovenia, and then attention is drawn to some distinct examples of his activities, such as his employment at the Goriško Museum, his fieldwork in Carinthia/Koroška (Austria), and to his cooperation with professional colleagues from the region. These papers are supplemented by the bibliography, selected filmography and interview, in which Naško Križnar articulates his thoughts and observations about his past experiences and his work – about his highways and byways as an ethnologist with a camera.
hardback 16,5 × 24 cm 363 pages