Timothy Asch, the rise of visual anthropology, and the Human Studies Film Archives

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Discusses the role of Timothy Asch (1932-1994) in ethnographic filmmaking and the development of the field of visual anthropology.


  • Asch, Timothy
  • Smithsonian Institution Human Studies Film Archives
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology


Smithsonian History Bibliography

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Series Studies in Visual Culture

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Timothy Asch and Ethnographic Film (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu




  • Visual anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropology
  • Motion pictures in ethnology
  • Anthropolgy
  • Museums
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropological museums and collections


United States

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Number of pages : 20; Page numbers : 185-204

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