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ERIC Number: EJ1039567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-8
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
Thinking through the Photographic Encounter: Engaging with the Camera as Nomadic Weapon
Coats, Cala
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v15 n9 Sep 2014
This paper considers the photographic act as an affective and affirmative encounter--a reflexive, embodied, and relational community engagement that may produce a rupture in our habitual modes of thinking. The author uses the Deleuzo-Guattarian concept of the nomadic weapon to consider how the camera may become an affective trigger for self-reflexivity, catalyzing the potential of nomadic thinking in a participatory frame. By transposing uses of photography as visual research method across cultural geography, visual anthropology, sociology, and arts-based educational research, the author discusses shifts in the function of photography from a practice emphasizing image production to an embodied and performative approach to community engagement. Using a photographic encounter with a local taco stand as an example, the piece considers the pedagogical potential of engaging with unfamiliar spaces as a participatory and reflexive photographic process.
International Journal of Education & the Arts. 1310 South 6th Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 402-472-9958; Fax: 402-472-2837; Web site: http://www.ijea.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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