Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Sociology 282. Visual Sociology

What do snapshots, home movies and advertising tell us about modern societies? What role should graphic design play in social research? What do we do when we go to the movies (whether in Calcutta or Boston), and what do we see when we get there? These are a few of the questions that social scientists ask as they produce or interpret the images that the camera has made, which play an ever more important role in how we view and conduct our lives and communicate with others.