A Cross-cultural Study of Family Photographs in India, China, Japan and the United States (illustrated edition)
By: Geoffrey Poister (author)Hardback
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This study determined that there are significant differences in subject content, visual style and expression of cultural values in the photo collections, and that these are most strongly linked to differences in the parent culture, class and gender. The effect of immigration is a dominant factor.
Background - literature review, methods, comparing family photography in different cultures, family profiles; cross-cultural comparisons - photographing the family, overview of photo album content - weddings, religious ceremonies, birthdays, vacations, relatives, babies, children, married life, adapting to life in America, expectations vs. findings, notable inclusions and omissions, how photographs are used; making meaning - how albums communicate - text analysis, meaning of family photography, inside vs. outside meaning, summary and conclusions.
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