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A Foucauldian Analysis of Power and Representation in an Attempt to Run a Photovoice Project with Youth

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dc.contributor.author Murtell, Jocelyn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-24T20:23:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-24T20:23:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3928
dc.description.abstract This project evolved out of a search for ways to conduct research on “others” in a way that does not exploit, stigmatize or misrepresent their experience. This thesis is an ethnographic study in leisure research and youth work and an experiment in running a photovoice project. Photovoice is a participatory visual method that embodies the emancipatory ideal of empowering others through self-representation. The literature on photovoice lacks a comprehensive discussion on the complexity of power and representation. Postmodern theorists have proposed that participatory methods are not benign and that initiatives are acts of power in themselves that produce effects (Cook & Kothari, 2001). A Foucauldian analysis of power is used to deconstruct the researcher’s practice and reflect on why and how youth are “engaged”. This project seeks to embrace the principle of working “with” others, but also work from a postmodern perspective that acknowledges power and representation as ongoing problems. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Foucauldian analysis, photovoice, power, representation, decolonizing youth work en_US
dc.title A Foucauldian Analysis of Power and Representation in an Attempt to Run a Photovoice Project with Youth en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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