Migration and divisions:thoughts on (anti-) narrativity in visual representations of mobile people

Gilligan, Chris and Marley, Carol (2010). Migration and divisions:thoughts on (anti-) narrativity in visual representations of mobile people. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 11 (2),

Abstract

This article developed as part of a dialogue between the two authors. The dialogue was sparked off by MARLEY's response to a seminar presentation by GILLIGAN. In keeping with its origins we have retained the dialogue format. The article focuses on two sets of images—one a still image taken by a photojournalist, the other a sequence of stills taken by one of the authors. The authors use these images to explore the question "what imbues an image with narrative content?" and to explore the possibilities for developing a positive visual representation which promotes the idea of open borders. The article draws on linguistic theory to explore the grammar of visual narrative and relates this to the issue of the visual representation of immigration in contemporary Europe.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > English Language
Languages & Social Sciences > English Language research group
Languages & Social Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: migration,open borders,Kress & van Leeuwen,Longacre,conceptualisation,visual analysis,narrativity,mobility,"them" and "us",visual representation
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Published Date: 2010-05
Authors: Gilligan, Chris
Marley, Carol

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