Exploring Visual Sphere of Youth

Friday, July 18, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:20 AM
Room: 417
WG03 Visual Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

The papers in this panel are dedicated to the application of visual sociological methods in youth studies. We will address the following questions related to the use of images by young people: How young people produce and circulate images? How do young people use images online and offline, what are the practices of visual production in the Social Networking Sites? How do they navigate in the visual sphere in different cultural and political contexts. How do images help in the self-transformation and transition to adulthood stages? How do emerging visual worlds radicalize and politicize youth? What is the meaning of visual activism and political performance for youth? What are the iconic images of modern youth? The second line of exploration is the challenges and hidden nuances of visual methods in youth studies. Here we will reflect on techniques of collecting, producing and analyzing visual data relevant for youth studies. What issues can be best addressed by using the visual methods? What challenges are in using visual methods when researching youth? What added value can visual data give for youth sociologists? What techniques of visual sociology help to capture and elucidate acute youth problems? Do participatory video and photo-documentation techniques help to delve deeper in understanding youth?
Session Organizer:
Dennis ZUEV, Independent Scholar, Russia
Daniel GARRETT, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Eric MARGOLIS, Arizona State University, USA
Contemporary Greek Myths: Visual Resources for Self-Transformation (Oral Presentation)
E-J MILNE, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Sarah WILSON, University of Stirling, United Kingdom

Constructing Online Identity Via Picture Sharing: Malaysian Youths' Experience with Social Networking Sites (Oral Presentation)
Azrina HUSIN, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Consuming Cuteness: The Visual Code Of Youth In Kawaii (cute) Fashion Subcultures (Oral Presentation)
Megan RUSSELL, University of New South Wales, Australia

The Racial Divide? African American College Students: Mitigating Digital Visual Culture (Distributed Paper)
Theresa WHITE, California State University, Northridge, USA

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