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Visual sociology is an area of sociology concerned with the visual dimensions of social life.
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Seeing sociology visually adds a sense of realness to the viewer compared to only reading sociological texts. In this paper, I aim to provide an example of how a single scene from a feature film can be utilized as a practical and meaningful means to analyze a social situation and to help students of sociology to grasp key features of Goffman's theo...
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The following article is focused on the verification of the touristic potential of London in connection with the actions of radical social movements with the radical left and radical right point of view. The conflict between these two sides of socio-political radicalism has also the another conflictual background – the divsions between UK and EU wh...
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We present a two-assignment series that developed students’ sociological imaginations and that could be done in a face-to-face or online course. The series used the Sociological Images blog and students’ own visual images (e.g., photographs) to meet course learning goals: (1) link sociological theories and concepts to social events/trends, (2) appl...
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Memes are a prominent feature of global life in the 21st century. The author asserts that memes are significant to current and future qualitative research. In particular, the text establishes memes as: (a) part of everyday communication, expression, and explanation, thus useful in qualitative research; (b) valuable cultural units and symbols; (c) f...
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Uma imagem é sempre uma forma de compreendermos o mundo que nos rodeia. Segundo Berger, no seu Ensaio sobre a imagem em 1972, “seeing comes before words”. Vivemos numa sociedade profundamente marcada por uma cultura visual e, por essa razão, novos contextos e fenómenos se relevam ao investigador. Uma “construção visual do campo social” como Micthel...
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Visual communication is far from new and is almost as old as the social sciences. In the last decades, the interest in the visual dimension of society as well as towards the visual as expression of local and global cultures increased to the extent that specific disciplinary approaches took root-e.g. visual anthropology and visual sociology. Neverth...
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The paper focuses on the problematisation of plastic within the public sphere. Through a case study of the 'Jute statt Plastik' ('Jute not Plastic') campaign that was conducted in Switzerland, Austria and Germany in 1976–1979, we show how ‘a politically mediated process’ can problematise plastic and thereby question consumer values. 'Jute not Plast...
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The subject of the research is the essence and specificity of socio-cultural aspects of the first stages of construction of the Moscow metro as phenomena of architecture in extreme environments. The object of research is the socio-cultural aspects of the architecture in extreme environments. The study provides their classification. The author relie...
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This article examines the development of printed hotel and agency advertisements in Greece. The aim of this study is, firstly, to record the key points in which the visibility and promotion of hotels and agencies is focused; secondly, to map out their shifts in time; and, third, to link the observable (textual and visual elements of point of view)...
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This article examines the transition of the promotion of Hotels and Travel Agencies in Greece from the printed to the digital age. To this end, a significant number of printed publications and, respectively, a significant number of sites are being examined in the period from 2000 to 2019. The collected advertising data are analyzed and transformed...
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This article examines the development of printed hotel and agency advertisements in Greece. The aim of this study is, firstly, to record the key points in which the visibility and promotion of hotels and agencies is focused; secondly, to map out their shifts in time; and, third, to link the observable (textual and visual elements of point of view)...
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This article examines the transition of the promotion of Hotels and Travel Agencies in Greece from the printed to the digital age. To this end, a significant number of printed publications and, respectively, a significant number of sites are being examined in the period from 2000 to 2019. The collected advertising data are analyzed and transformed...
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What children count as their favourite things tell us not only about children but also about their social and cultural experiences. This study, based on the outcomes of a children's drawing competition organised by the Estonian National Museum and applying a combined framework of visual sociology and participatory research, proposes an innovative a...
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This article considers photographic practice as a method of inquiry in Pierre Bourdieu’s early trans-Mediterranean studies and in the ethnographic work of Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg in the United States. This juxtaposition reveals striking similarities in how these authors employ photo-ethnographic inquiry in their empirical research proj...
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Consumerism is an inherent feature of a modern consumer-minded society which enhances in some people both a hunger for collecting and a more serious desire developing into oniomania (shopping mania, shopaholism), kleptomania or pathological hoarding (syllogomania, Diogenes syndrome, Plyushkin's syndrome). The paper proposes an interdisciplinary app...
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One of the phenomena within the cultural construct created around the mountains was from the beginning of the nineteenth century the rise of resort culture. An extremely important element of this emerging resort culture was the development of iconography (pictorial representations), which — having originated in painting and then growing thanks to t...
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I describe an approach to analysing the affective flows produced in sociomaterial assemblages of visual images and humans in research processes. The approach combines Deleuzian understandings of repetition and difference, and of lines of articulation and flight, with interpretative techniques drawn from visual social semiotics. I use examples from...
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The research documentary tackles the implications of setting a new educational source in a rural area shared between two different administrative regions with detached educational competencies and different languages (Valencian and Spanish) in Vilafranca (inland area of Castelló, Spain). Educational facilities and services are key factors to fight...
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AN EXAMINATION OF RECORDING AND DESIGNING PROCESS OF EFFECTIVE VIDEO LESSON: A MODEL PROPOSAL The usage in the field and the effectiveness of visual materials such as videos, photographs, images, and graphics has increased with the introduction of new media. It is possible to say that video, having the capacity of evaluating all kinds of written, v...
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TÜRKÇE Yeni medyayla birlikte video, fotoğraf, resim, grafik gibi görsel materyalin kullanım alanı ve etkinliği daha da artmıştır. Bu süreçte özellikle her türlü yazılı, görsel, işitsel ögeyi değerlendirme kapasitesine sahip olan videonun çok daha etkin ve yaygın bir iletişim formuna dönüştüğü söylenebilir. Yeni medyanın sağladığı avantajlar videoy...
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Streetscapes of two middle-upper-class suburbs in Melbourne, the State capital city of Victoria, Australia, are photographically compared. Selected pairs of pictures from each streetscape are discussed and contrasted, each pair being considered for how it illustrates one of the five aspects or dimensions in the chosen photographs from the respectiv...
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Visual Sociology: Developing a sociological imagination through photography. Teaching sociology has traditionally emphasized reading sociology but not seeing sociology. Students, however, live in a visual world which provides them with a great opportunity to apply “a sociological imagination” to their everyday lives (Mills, 1959). Visual sociology...
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The visualization of social theory is an important part of the development and communication of our theoretical ideas. While most theorists use figures of some kind, few if any have formal training, or guiding rules or principles for the representation of theory. This has often led to poor visualization efforts, and the visual culture of sociology...
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In 2007, Marie Clements, a Canadian playwright, was asked to prepare a play about the cultural history of Canada. She decided to write a play about Edward S. Curtis, the author of an epic series of photographic works titled The North American Indian, published between 1900 and 1930. Clements invited to the project Rita Leistner, a Canadian photogra...
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Introdução à coletânea de KOURY, Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro, Imagens & Ciências Sociais (João Pessoa, Editora Universitária, 1998). Esta coletânea se encontra esgotada. * O interesse dos cientistas sociais sobre o uso de imagens como instrumento ou objeto de pesquisa amplia-se e inicia, nesta segunda metade de década de noventa, sua fase de consolid...
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Resumo: Este relato etnográfico descreve e analisa, a partir da perspectiva interacionista dos mundos sociais, a rotina de um dia de trabalho de um fotojornalista da Folha de S. Paulo. A partir de uma abordagem etnográfico-qualitativa e com suporte da sociologia visual e da sociologia do trabalho, observamos a atuação desse profissional nos espaços...
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Profile pictures are ubiquitous and salient parts of most online accounts and provide a window not only into individual users but also into the larger online com-munity's culture. Profile pictures have been called "one of the most telling pieces of self-disclosure or image construction" in online communities, and users face diz-zying freedom when d...
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The article addresses the possibility of using visual data in field research. The article is based on the visual data obtained in the frame of the author's research projects of 2017—2019, aimed at studying everyday life of industrial workers in Yekaterinburg and the transformation of industrial territories in Moscow. The article is the additional v...
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The article first discusses five approaches that aim to transcend, complement, or overturn the hegemony of the written academic text. These five approaches are (1) the cluster of science communication, science popularization, and knowledge dissemination; (2) the cluster of knowledge exchange, and participatory, transformative, and interventionist (...
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In Porto the intensification of touristification goes hand in hand with gentrification, reorganizing, at a breakneck pace, the social composition of the city. This article is the result of an autonomous research, framed in visual sociology and sociology of walking. “Walking” is assumed here as a form of immersion, exploration and decoding of the ci...
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Exploring the relationship between Mexico City’s citizens and police with photographer and professor Michael Sierra-Arévalo.
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Access to water is understood as the ability to derive benefits from water for a given condition and in a particular situation. However, the benefits (or lack thereof) are reaped differently by men, women and children. The gendered norms thereby play a critical role in the division of labour. The voices which represent these issues also embody such...
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In this article, I discuss a queer method for uniting visual sociology, digital sociology, and constructivist grounded theory to conduct innovative research into how lesbian couples experience the transition to first-time parenthood, based on my longitudinal doctoral research in sociology. I first attend to the complex and unexpected unfolding of t...
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This powerpoint on Visual Sociology and Photojournalism is presented in a conference sponsored by the Center for Culture and Language Studies of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Manila, Philippines in a seminar-workshop last December 5, 2017. It introduces the subfield of Sociology called Visual Sociology in public art and analy...
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Ashley C. Rondini on the scripts justifying and reinforcing supremacy.
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A new campus and its first class of students, both in transition.
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This article deals with how the introduction of comic books in canoeing publications highlights the norms of the practice of adventure and their evolution during the 20th century. From a corpus of amateur works covering the period 1930-2000, the analysis focuses on "visual narrations" (Uhl, 2015). What are the processes used by the authors to descr...
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This chapter attempts a visual sociological approach which I have taken in a long series of studies of urban neighbourhoods. A brief review of some of the most important theoretical perspectives on these interrelated phenomena, such as those of Saskia Sassen, David Harvey, and Manuel Castells, isolates common expectations about the visibility of co...
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The scientific and technological achievements of the past century and the increasing pervasiveness of images have not only influenced deeply the relationship between humankind and nature, but have also introduced new kinds of awareness of human's responsibilities on vulnerabilities never experienced before, which have serious - if not irreversible...
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This article deals with how the introduction of comic books in canoeing publications highlights the norms of the practice of adventure and their evolution during the 20th century. From a corpus of amateur works covering the period 1930-2000, the analysis focuses on "visual narrations" (UHL, 2015). What are the processes used by the authors to descr...
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Following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, at the hands of a white Ferguson police officer in 2014, a social media hashtag emerged drawing attention to the power (and potential bias) of the media in representing Black youth. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown asked the semi-rhetorical question, “Which picture would the media choose to repres...
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This article proposes and formulates the visual urban vocabulary for tacit, intuitive, experiential, but none-the-less fast, plausible, generative, informative, sketch-like composition and visualization of urban stories. Through visual and socially ‘inherited’ clues, the authors explain the complexities of urban spaces, their elements, interrelatio...
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This paper employs a visual sociological and semiotic approach to attempt to connect the ordinary practices of Muslim and Turkish migrants to ideas about global diasporas. After a selective review of some pertinent theories about urban culture and public space, the authors offer theoretical discussions of spatial semiotics as well as data about Tur...
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The "history of childhood” refers to a discipline, including Renaissance views on children, children’s lives, and child-rearing practices, as well as their environments and surroundings changing over time (from past to present). Paintings and other visual documents from this time could help us interpret childhood and the world of children from thei...
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This paper is a reflection by one of the founding members of the IVSA (International Visual Sociology Association) about the events, ideas, social trends and revolutions within sociology that contributed to development of visual sociology. In 2016 the IVSA entered its 34th year and the author has been a participant in the organization for its full...
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Our paper considers the ethical challenges engendered by participatory visual research with girls. Drawing on photographs taken by and of girls we consider how to reconcile the challenges generated by disseminating images of girls whilst supporting them to have a voice in research. Our concerns are focused on how to maintain the integrity of girls’...
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The author opens the essay with a preliminary discussion on the identity and the main application fields of visual sociology: in the first part she analyzes the thought of those sociologists who marked the relationship between sociological research and photographic images. The second part is devoted to those contributions that gave rise to the meth...
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The audio-visual has deserved few attention in social research, even in fields of knowledge specially «iconized» where social representations are constructed fundamentally from the visual speeches transmitted in the mediapolis. The image has been generally used in sociology to illustrate texts and not so much as document to analyze and interpret. I...
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Zusammenfassung Der Beitrag entwirft das methodische Verfahren einer hermeneutisch-wissenssoziologisch begründeten ästhetischen Re|Konstruktionsanalyse. Deren grundlegende Idee ist es, künstlerisch-gestalterische Mittel systematisch und methodisch kontrolliert für die Sinnrekonstruktion visueller Daten fruchtbar zu machen. Wie aber lassen sich über...
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Overview Using a methodology derived from the field of visual sociology, this study examined how It Gets Better video producers depicted their emotions. Confidence, defiance, empathy, and sadness were displayed the most. Findings suggest individuals exhibit more complex visual signals than would be expected from videos designed to express support....
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This essay examines the experience of international students in American universities, providing basic data on their numbers and economic impact. Accompanying photographs document international students’ participation in Globalfest, an annual event that celebrates their enrollment at Michigan State University.ᅟ
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Much of the research exploring student experiences and student satisfaction has used quantitative methodology (e.g. Gibbons et al., 2011; Lee & Anantharaman, 2013) where as qualitative research offers richer data about participants’ experiences. Photo elicitation is a way of using photographs as stimulants for qualitative interviewing that is long...
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This paper deals with the theme of city users’ participation in the urban renewal processes. Although not a new approach, in the last years it has been considered as the best way to reach meaningful results in the planning of urban design strategies that take into account the citizens’ needs and desires. The paper focuses only on one part of a comp...
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Bilder formen Vorstellungen von Städten. Sie rufen Assoziationen hervor und gestalten Diskurse. In einer die Stadtsoziologie mit der Visual Sociology verbindenden Perspektive rekonstruiert Johannes Marent die Symbolwelt Istanbuls anhand des Vergleichs verschiedener visueller Repräsentationsformen: Werbebilder für die Kulturhauptstadt Istanbul 2010,...
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Using Visual Sociology, a content analysis was conducted to evaluate the visual representation of ”It Gets Better” videos producers with comparison to previous critiques.
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This is a case study that analyzes photographic documents of the social protest in Spain between 2011 and 2013. The analysis is qualitative and considers the use of space, the visual expression of the messages and the orientation toward the causes or effects of political, economic and social changes. Visual sociology allows us to appreciate, in the...
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This essay develops a previous paper (Parmeggiani, 2010) with the issues of Venice as a visual apparatus (Foucault, 1980), of the tourists as flâneurs (Benjamin, 1991), of their sightseeing and dynamic gazing at the urban landscape, and of their searching for the backstage (Goffman, 1959) and looking for icons to achieve cultural capital (Bourdieu,...
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Recentemente, alcuni studiosi hanno recuperato la flânerie come tecnica di ricerca nell’ambito della sociologia visuale. In questo articolo, adottando la prospettiva della storia delle idee, si ricostruiscono e analizzano in sequenza cronologica i fattori che hanno permesso l’incontro tra sociologia, fotografia e flânerie. L’idea – apparentemente b...
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The article analyses the geographical identities of the citizens of Kishinev and specifically stresses their visualization – boards, leaflets, graphitty , mass-media and other printed and written materials. This method is used in the work of P.Shtompki ‘Visual sociology’ which presents a photo as a documentary evidence.
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В статье рассматриваются феноменология, драматургическая социология и этнометодология как теоретическая основа для визуальных исследований в социологии. Визуальную социологию и указанные теоретические подходы объединяет внимание к повседневности и конструированию межличностных взаимодействий социальных акторов. Так, визуальные методы социологии слу...
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An approach of visual sociology has been applied in this study to investigate perspectives of landscape by farmers in Central Switzerland. Reflexive photography aims to visualize spatial experience for scientific research. Pictures taken with single-use cameras by the participants are therefore used during personal interviews. This paper presents t...
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Background. Gathering information on the innovativeness of public organizations is a contemporary challenge for public policy-makers. The arts and culture sector in Poland needs more coherent and comprehensive data regarding innovations. Yet, there is no single classification of innovations, which could underlay development of a system for monitori...
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This article explores the relationship between critical literacy practice, digital media production, and civic agency in the Council of Youth Research, a youth participatory action research program in which Los Angeles high school students conduct research and create dynamic, multimedia presentations as leaders of a growing youth movement for educa...
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Resumen:Trabajar sociológicamente con fotografías y sobre fotografías nos invita a abordar las representaciones, prácticas y discursos sociales, pero asumiendo los discursos, las prácticas y representaciones de la propia sociología al respecto. En el presente artículo se plantea un breve recorrido por la inconstante relación mantenida durante casi...
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The objective of this article was to reconstruct the main events that constitute Antarctic tourist interaction ritual chain. The data come from the ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Ushuaia, Argentina, in 2013 in the framework of the research project “Anthropology of Antarctic Tourism”. Visual sociological perspective employed in this article use...
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This article contributes to, and extends, feminist and visual sociological scholarship by examining how a sample of pregnant women in Australia documented their postpartum experiences through digital photographs. It is argued that photography is powerful in helping women to articulate the ways in which subjectivities and bodily boundaries are refra...
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Just Cultural Clichés ? A Sociological Analysis of the Works of the Helsinki School of Photography Although the sociology of art has developed considerably in the last twenty years, visual sociology – intended here as the analysis of art images – remains underdeveloped. This dearth of visual studies in the sociology of art does not, however, imply...
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The chapter The Hebdige’s paradigm revisited: a visual methodology for subcultural groups proposes a photographic field research (offline and online) on some youth micro-groups, namely traceurs, emopunks and a crew of street artists. The chapter considers whether the term «subcultural» can still be used. In particular, this issue emerges when schol...
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The article shows chosen ways of cooperation between sociology and photography. The starting point is the indication that these both spheres of activity have similar roots connected with the values present in modern society. There follows a presentation of general frames of the cooperation in question, executed in the context of visual sociology un...
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This research examined the influences of contemporary visual culture on the art making of eight visual arts students in their final years in two tertiary institutions in New Zealand, and two in Hong Kong. The research was motivated by the reality that students live in a fast-moving digital world and image-saturated era. It sought understanding of t...
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In this article we propose the emergence of a new kind of visual protest and alternative communication called the Audiovisual Cultural Artifact of Protest (ACAP). These will be studied in the context of the Basque Country, which currently combines structural and conjunctural characteristics that make it an outstanding laboratory for the study of th...
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Our original aspiration for this special issue was to attract a broad base of visual communication scholars working on the nexus of difference and globalization, with the aim of defining the substance and assessing the significance of this particular dialectic in our field. While globalization does entail the ever-growing significance of deterritor...
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Uno dei problemi principali che la ricerca comparativa sulle politiche nei confronti dei rom ha messo in luce negli ultimi 10 anni è la marcata negazione di riconoscimento dei Rom da parte di molte autorità locali. Molte cose sono state fatte contro i Rom, ma anche a loro favore, senza tuttavia costruirle con loro, senza cioè sviluppare un’interloc...
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States of devotion, sensual romances and esoteric rites are held in the light ofthe candles. This functional commodity is used as a ‘ritual artifact’, incorporatedwith creativity to social events of dissimilar orientation. In this paper the imageused as a resource document has revealed the ubiquity and repetition with whichcandles are lit in cultur...
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Introduction. This article aims to make a contribution to the debate on the role of the media in the cultivation of assumptions about reality, especially after the emergence of the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Objectives. The study focuses on the analysis of two specific new forms of communicative conflict that have been u...
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Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) represents a screening method that displaces the use of metal detectors as a standard for passenger controls at airports. The scanners emit electromagnetic waves that bounce off the body surface and create a detailed picture of the skin surface of a passenger. While in test use since 2007, AIT saw a boost in Decemb...
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This chapter draws on insights from visual sociology and human geography to consider the ethnographic encounter as a space of intergenerational exchange. Building on theoretical developments in children’s geography and sociology (Fox Gotham 2003; Hendrick 2003; Valentine 2008; Vanderbeck and Dunkley 2004) and methodological insights from visual soc...
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The city of Bologna (Italy) is mainly known for the rich and well-preserved history, the left-wing political opinions of its inhabitants and for the one of the lowest child birth rates in a European city. These aspects, combined with the fact that the city has the largest university in Europe in terms of number of students , shapes the local urban...
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This article presents some advantages and limitations of a visual perspective for the analysis of social reality in comparison with the use of more common sociological techniques, for which a multi-method approach and methodological triangulation were used. In this article we describe inequalities existing between pictures of two particular towns i...
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This paper presents an essay based on photographs, grounded in visual sociology, which documents and discusses the security arrangements in place for the first day of Women’s Olympic Soccer at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Drawing on images of security arrangements, it considers how control of spectator behaviour, security and surveillance was...