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ERIC Number: EJ952909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
The Camera Never Lies?: Analysing Photographs in Research on Sexualities and Schooling
Allen, Louisa
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v32 n5 p761-777 2011
This article is concerned with how to analyse photographs produced during research on sexualities and schooling. Photo-diaries and photo-elicitation were employed in an examination of the sexual cultures of two New Zealand secondary schools. This visual methodology sought to disclose spatial and embodied dimensions of sexualities at school while centring and valuing students' perspectives. In an attempt to answer the question "what does this photograph "really" mean", the author experiments with a series of analytical accounts conceptualised as "realist", "interpretivist", "performative" and "materialist" approaches. These readings are interrogated for their political and ontological effects. On the basis of the project's aims of taking young people's perspectives seriously and foregrounding material reality, an argument for a "materialist" reading is made. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand