Photography and sociology: an exercise in serendipity

Eldridge, Alison (2015) Photography and sociology: an exercise in serendipity. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis examines the relationship between photography and sociology as offering complementary ways of understanding ourselves and the world we live in. Drawing from the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Raymond Williams, I examine the idea of a ‘field’ of photography within the field of cultural production more generally. The practises of documentary photography, photojournalism and fine art photography are explored with specific reference to images of war. In this arena, the politics, aesthetics and ethics of representing the body in pain are addressed.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Photography, sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Raymond Williams, cultural and social theory.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Funder's Name: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Supervisor's Name: Hopkins, Professor David and Fowler, Professor Bridget
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Ms Alison Eldridge
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-7392
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 10:23
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 15:21

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