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ERIC Number: EJ782356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Anchors of Meaning--Helpers of Dialogue: The Use of Images in Production of Relations and Meaning
Pedersen, Christina Hee
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v21 n1 p35-47 Jan 2008
What is it that images can do that cannot be done by words alone? This article illustrates and discusses how visual expressions act as helpers of dialogue--anchors of meaning. The main argument is that the inclusion of pictorial material is a useful way to develop poststructuralist thinking technologies to further expand our understandings of the complexities of communication in individual as well as collective sense-making. The primary aim of the article is to present the method--the image exercise--so as to inspire other researchers to explore its potential wit in their own research contexts. It will also be argued that the method presented has the potential of establishing bonding, political awareness and meaningful collective knowledge production among all participants involved in a research process. (Contains 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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