How can we use photography and digital storytelling for research on indigineous groups, the underrepresented, the marginalized and the powerless? This is called indigenous sociology.
Teaching is the practice of freedom, says bell hooks in her book Teaching to Transgress (1994: P.3). This means decolonizing the ways of knowing, liberating and skillful critical thinking, Since history is written mostly by the lions, then there is just one way to narrate the subaltern usining technology, namely, photography and storytelling. This Scoop it is designated to deal with this topic. I plan to help see the connections, contextualize the issue in hand and bring valuable and worthy information to this magazine. Laura
New York TimesIn St. Louis, An Urban Renewal Experiment Gone BadNPRNor does it consider other urban-renewal models, such as Washington, DC's (somewhat) more successful Southwest, where public housing was mixed with market-rate buildings.
What gentrification and urbal renewal does to the people is unspoken of, could photographs do the job??? "Two urban historians support the residents' version of events. Joseph Heathcott calls what happened to St. Louis "a slow-motion Katrina," and Robert Fishman says "the public sector failed the people who lived in these buildings."
This is a community for all of us who roam the streets with a camera in hand looking to capture the decisive moments in life.
What is street photography?] Street photography captures people and places within the public domain. More specifically, street photography is defined as “un-posed, un-staged photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.” [Who are some well known classic street photographers?] Just to name a few...Henri Carier Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Vivan Maier, and Diane Arbus.
"Growing Up....Brother n his sister was arguing with their shopkeeper mother for toffee: A village near Thimpu, Bhutanand looking to capture the decisive moments in life." Sat Biswas, Mumbai
VERY POWERFUL IMAGE THAT BRINGS TOGETHER HISTORY< ECONOMICS< POLITICS AN MOST IMPORTANTLY THE EFFECT OF GLOBALIZATION: "Growing Up....Brother n his sister was arguing with their shopkeeper mother for toffee: A village near Thimpu, Mumbai" LK
"The general thesis is that as people are tracked more and more via new technologies, and as data accumulates to unprecedented levels, “surveillance slips into a liquid state” (vi). Liquid surveillance is described as a softer form of surveillance, especially found in a consumer realm that spreads in unimaginable ways, spilling out all over. Surveillance has become less attached to spatial observation (e.g., the Panopticon) and, as such, has become post-panoptic, contrasting “the fixity and spatial orientation of solid modern surveillance with the mobile, pulsating signals of today’s flowing forms” (15)."
Although many people in the computer world might scoff at social sciences like sociology, the field provides some valuable insights, especially to people building software meant to be used by groups. After all, sociology ...
This is a very relevant article that shows what socioogy lends technology... interesting uses like: "To experience the beautiful. Just browse Flickr sometime. and To reinforce belief in justice. It’s always fun to see some obnoxious guy get his comeuppance in a YouTube video." Laura
David Harvey makes his observations on gentrification in Istanbul. How the feeling of security does not have to come from the private property and the mythology of cleaning up of a neighborhood. He makes a good point on how low income population are always stigmatized by the bourgeoisie. Laura
Sociology prof's book wins national award Daily Athenaeum Rachael Woldoff, West Virginia University associate professor of sociology, has been recognized by the Urban Affairs Association with the 2013 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award for her book...
Excellent book in dispelling myths like: "It’s just a stereotype. Blacks also have high standards for where they live. They don’t want people not repairing their houses; they don’t want unsupervised kids throughout the neighborhood."
The first thing a sociologist must do is use his sociological imagination (Mills coined this concept). Looking at this urban photographer image should say it all... look how powerful photography is when looking at a peripheral area in a country and see where the discarded, unemployed and marginalized live and the open sewage outdoors... Laura
Manuelle Castelle is a prominent professor of grassroots urban sociology and the power of communication. He was marginalized himself in France and had to leave it for a while. His Trilogy was on how the digital technology influenced the social structure as well as identity (excluding others). He is here discussing public sociology and the power of communicating sociology. Interesting discussions follow the lecture. Enjoy this brainstorming session.
This article is written by James Maher – author of this popular in-depth guide for aspiring street photographers (25% off ending soon): Essentials of Street Photography Seek out Emotion This is an easy point to make – photographs are better when...
"Often we are attracted to the colorful, fashionable, extroverted people, or on the other end of the spectrum, to the down and out, the homeless, or the ‘dark side’. These extremes account for such a small sliver of actual life and the reality is that a majority of the world resides between them. Capture the stories in the middle." Powerful message... Laura
"Digital Storytelling is the process of telling a story through the use of digital means. Also, it happens to be one the easiest ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Educators can use digital storytelling w/ almost any subject and can even "flip" their classroom by using mobile apps. Below is my comprehensive list of sites/apps that can be used for digital storytelling..."
I wanted to connect digital storytelling with thinking skills (as described in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy of Thinking Skills – my own agenda) and digital literacies (as discussed by Howard Rheingold and Doug Belshaw – last ...
To grab people's attention, designer have to put sex in their ads as their concept on anything. Most of them are in less clothing or even nude. Female models always have to make certain sexual poses and throwing themselves at men.
David Schalliol is a PhD student at the University of Chicago whose interests span urban sociology, social stratification and visual sociology. His writing a...
600 photographs... Sociology has the capacity to give a theoretical phrame... and photograpghy needs to be read... look at those photographs of these buildings is made sense of by this urbani sociologists David Schalliol... you see inequality... segregation... isolation... some images from Chicago.
As upscale, high-rise condos and hipster bars opened nearby, longtime customers joked: Is this really still “the ’hood”? Not anymore.
In a gentrifying neighborhood in Washington D.C. that was historically African-American, Fish in the ’Hood was an iconic restaurant that captured the feel of the area. Just this May, the storefront restaurant was renamed Fish in the Neighborhood.
Questions to Ponder: Why? Does it matter? What does it mean?
BY MARCO RISTUCCIA 1. You mention that you studied sociology. In which way do you think these studies influenced your photography? Don’t you find it somewhat strange that a sociologist completely...
Interesting interview: Did his photography affect his sociology work or the opposire... find out yourself. Someone who has multi ethnic background lives in France.. very strange photographs indeed but as he says speaks of "men" at the times. Laura
Extract from an Open University program shown on BBC2 in the early 90s. Ed Soja discusses the postmodern nature of the Bonaventure Hotel I have now uploaded ...
This is an excellent documentary narrated by Ed Soja. It is very important to understand how space is socially constructed. Here in the Bonaventure lies hidden messages of control and entrappment.. Excellent presentation.Laura