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dc.contributor.authorMurtell, Jocelyn
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T20:23:58Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T20:23:58Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3928
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectFoucauldian analysis, photovoice, power, representation, decolonizing youth worken_US
dc.titleA Foucauldian Analysis of Power and Representation in an Attempt to Run a Photovoice Project with Youthen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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