Studying Public Events Visually: Capturing and Analyzing Visual Moments

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 13 (Juridicum)
WG03 Visual Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Different visual methods such as photo-elicitation interviews, visual ethnography, participatory videos, visual critical analysis and visual documentation can considerably increase our understanding of dynamics, interaction orders and institutional settings related to different public cultural and political events. While visual is a prominent part of many events, the frontstage of the spectacle often eclipses the larger context of visual sphere and the backstage in which it has been produced.
This session aims to gather scholars interested in approaching events from a visual sociological perspective, specifically related to the questions of how different events are visualized by different participants and how conflicts arise in relation to diverging visual narratives, expressive repertoires (symbols) and ideological meanings of events.
We are particularly interested in papers that help advance theoretical understanding of an event from a symbolic interactionist perspective focusing on the analysis of observable chains of interactions and interaction rituals. But other theoretical angles are also very welcome. The scope of events in this session is not limited by public mega-events, protest events or celebratory events (festivals, carnivals, national holidays, etc.), and private/family/corporate events can also be considered for analysis.
Session Organizer:
Dennis ZUEV, Insitute of Social Futures, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Katerina PSARIKIDOU, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Gulsum DEPELI, Hacettepe University, Turkey
‘Paper Work' – Uncovering Corporal ‘Labour of Presence' of Peri-Urban Settlers in Mexico City.
Christian VON WISSEL, Goldsmiths, Centre for Urban and Community Research, University of London, United Kingdom
Images, Mind Maps and Itinerant Soliloquies: A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Social Perceptions about Expo Milano 2015
Cristiano MUTTI, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Lorenzo NATALI, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Andrea KUNKL, Exposed Project, Italy
“Jashn-e Tklif” As a Rite of Passage in Iran's Educational System.
Tahereh ABOOFAZELI, Society for defending street and working children, Iran
Disputes Between the Rainbow of Social Movement and the Green "Pink Money": Analysis of Political Disputes in the 9th LGBT Pride March in Florianópolis (Brazil) through Visual Sociology.
Rodrigo MORETTI-PIRES, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Marcia GRISOTTI, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Zeno Carlos TESSER JR, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Lirous K'yo Fonseca AVILA, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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