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ERIC Number: EJ828180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Seeing Voices and Hearing Pictures: Image as Discourse and the Framing of Image-Based Research
Piper, Heather; Frankham, Jo
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v28 n3 p373-387 Sep 2007
This paper addresses an increasingly popular technique for eliciting student "voice" through the analysis of young people's images as a medium of expression, focusing in particular on photography. Of course, there has been considerable critical interrogation of student voice activities in the recent past and the complexities and challenges associated with the analysis of images is longstanding. Where critical scrutiny is less apparent, however, is in the interpretation of children and young people's visual "statements". We argue that young people's images should be subject to the same processes of deconstruction as other texts produced under the aegis of voice activities and conclude by suggesting that the crisis of representation familiar in most interpretive genres is sometimes absent from what tends to be an uncritical celebration of representation in this particular context. (Contains 5 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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