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ERIC Number: EJ763439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
A Uniform Identity: Schoolgirl Snapshots and the Spoken Visual
Spencer, Stephanie
History of Education, v36 n2 p227-246 Mar 2007
This article discusses the possibility for expanding our understanding of the visual to include the "spoken visual" within oral history analysis. It suggests that adding a further reading, that of the visualized body, to the voice-centred relational method we can consider the meaning of the uniformed body for the individual. It uses as a case-study reflections on a photograph taken of a group of girls on a school outing and their adult interpretation of the meaning of the modifications to their school uniform. Extracts from oral history interviews with girls who left school in South London in the late 1950s are also used to demonstrate the frequency with which respondents refer to how they looked in order to express in more detail how they felt. (Contains 1 figure and 85 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)