Visual Culture, Representations, and Misrepresentations
Author(s): Christine Ballengee Morris
Visual Culture, Representations, & Misrepresentations confronts and addresses social and cultural issues through the exploration of visual culture. The goals of this exploration of visual culture include challenging biases, discriminatory representations, and practices within our society that hinder democracy and social justice.
The text and activities in this book and course encourage: 1. the investigation of multiple social and political factors present in visual culture; 2. the reflection upon social, political, and cultural identity construction and how this construction informs perspectives; and 3. the development of practical methods of researching and interpreting visual art producers and products at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Visual Culture, Representations, & Misrepresentations
- Encourages readers to analyze their personal identity and its construction as it determines everyday their behaviors and choices.
- Identifies and examines ideas, issues, values, and beliefs found in everyday visual media.
- Investigates conditions of change impacting visual culture such as education, technology, and economics.
- Improves reader’s critical thinking skills through careful description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of readings, videos, and presentations.
- Refines student’s skills in research methods, expository writing, and oral communication.
Chapter 1 Get On Down the Road
Chapter 2 Who Are You?
Chapter 3 Positioning Through Histories: Recognition and Reconciliation
Chapter 4 Communities and Regions: Identities
Chapter 5 Building a National Culture
Chapter 6 Finding Voices
Chapter 7 We Are Connected to the World
Peer Guidelines Appendix