Shadows and Illuminations: A Multi-Touch Film Guide

With a complete documentary film, ethnography, and multi-media interactive study guide contained in one package, the “Shadows and Illuminations: A Multi Touch Film Guide” is an immersive ebook that is ideal for use in college-level survey and upper-division anthropology courses. The eBook is now available on iTunes.

“The [Shadows and Illuminations: Multi-Touch Film Guide] eBook composite re-envisions learning resources in the classroom and depicting research findings from the field. It is also poised to be a cornerstone resource for education in anthropology by highlighting key areas such as construction of mind and self; emotion, cognition and motivation; human development and child-rearing practices; embodiment, perception, and belief; illness and healing, including in the context of psychiatric disorder; a phenomenological approach to individual subjectivity and intersubjectivity; and the very construction of meaning-making through psychological, sensory, cognitive and social processes of interpretation. This eBook would contribute significantly to any course on mental health, culture and medical and psychological anthropology, and provides an exemplary piece for future researchers to emulate. The eBook will certainly set a new education standard for visual, psychological and medical anthropology, specifically, and pedagogical resources in the anthropological field at large.”

-Excerpt from “Shadows and Illuminations: A Multi-Touch Film Guide” by Tawni Tidwell and Kathy Trang
Originally published on April 13, 2016 by Anthropology News
Copyright 2016 American Anthropological Association

Robert Lemelson

Robert Lemelson is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on the relationship of culture, psychology and personal experience in Indonesia. He received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. from the department of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a Fulbright scholar in Indonesia, exploring the relation of culture to mental illness and has worked for the World Health Organization. Lemelson's area of specialty is Southeast-Asian studies, psychological anthropology and transcultural psychiatry. He is currently an adjunct professor of anthropology at UCLA and a research anthropologist in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience at UCLA. He is also the president of the Foundation for Psychocultural Research, who funds programs and initiatives at the intersection of social and neuroscience.

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