Review: Irene Ziehle & Ulrich Hägele (Eds.) (2004). Fotografien vom Alltag – Fotografieren als Alltag [Photographs of Everyday Life—Taking Photographs in Everyday Life]

  • Nicola Döring TU Ilmenau
Keywords: photography, visual studies, ethnography, everyday culture, visual methods

Abstract

The reader looks at the meaning of (everyday) photographs for ethnography and cultural studies. It deals with the methodological implications of both the photograph as a research object and the taking of photographs as a research method. Some contributions describe selected methods—for example, photo archiving or photo interpretation. Most chapters reconstruct photo practices in everyday life (i.e. the work of photo studios in department stores or sanatoriums) or present the results of photo analyses (e.g., family photo albums, photo collections of companies, or photo contributions of magazine readers). The book covers a whole conference and delivers 21 exciting, but fairly heterogeneous chapters; it would have benefited from a tighter structure. The focus is on the 20th and 19th centuries and ample photo material is provided. One thing this book, the first volume of a series on visual culture, does not do is build a bridge to the era of digital photography. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0703181

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Author Biography

Nicola Döring, TU Ilmenau
Nicola DÖRING, Prof. Dr. phil. habil., Dipl.-Psych., arbeitet als Professorin für Medienkonzeption und Medienpsychologie an der TU Ilmenau. Zu ihren Forschungsschwerpunkten gehören die sozialen und psychologischen Aspekte der Online- und Mobilkommunikation, Genderfragen, Lernen und Lehren mit neuen Medien sowie Evaluationsforschung. Nicola DÖRING hat in FQS bereits besprochen: * in einer Sammelrezension "Soziale Netzwerke und Internet-Spielewelten und Soziale Identifikation mit virtuellen Gemeinschaften" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-doering-d.htm) (2001); * in Rezensionen "Geschlechterforschung und qualitative Methoden" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-doering2-d.htm) (2001), "Technogene Nähe. Ethnographische Studien zur Mediennutzung im Alltag" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-02/2-02review-doering-d.htm) (2002), "Online-Mediation. Neue Medien in der Konfliktvermittlung – mit Beispielen aus Politik und Wirtschaft" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-04/1-04review-doering-d.htm) (2004), "Love Online. Emotions on the Internet" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-05/05-1-14-d.htm) (2005), "Die Moral der Daytime Talkshow. Eine soziologische Analyse eines umstrittenen Fernsehformats" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-06/06-3-11-d.htm) (2006) und "Geschlechterkonstruktionen in Ost und West. Biografische Perspektiven" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-06/06-2-35-e.htm) (2006).
Published
2007-09-30

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