Document Type

Article

Date

2007

Embargo Period

11-2-2010

Keywords

Visual culture, critical identity, Visual Culture Archaeology

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Education

Description/Abstract

This study argues the efficacy of the phenomenological cultural work of a visual culture archaeology that liberates a political and critical identity, resistant to domination, authoring social change and its own agency through multiple and incommensurable positions. Built upon Foucauldian premises, visual culture archaeology is developed as a methodology for discursive un-naming and re-naming, and emerges from the inherence and attenuation of inscripted meanings in the reinterpretation of identity during a postmodern confluence of ideas and images. The hybridized representation of the African American in Western visual culture has been unique in the effort by some to define us over significant periods as less than human, less than American, or less than statistically significant in the purpose to maintain an unequal relation of economic and political power. This paper continues the author’s effort to establish the efficacy of a poststructural and poetic aesthetic in qualitative research writing.

Source

Academia.edu